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New plans, new beginnings

Meadowlark Terrace on the rise

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April 23rd, 2014
Virginia and Bill Klasinski
Virginia and Bill Klasinski

On a sunny spring day, it’s not unusual to see several Tallgrass Creek residents and residents-to-be watching the construction activity surrounding Meadowlark Terrace, the community’s newest residence building. The four-story building will house an additional 87 spacious, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes and is planned to open in late 2014. 

Anticipation abounds

Meadowlark Terrace will feature ten new floor plans along with several popular, existing floor plans sold out throughout the community. The new floor plans include the Newbury, an extra-large, one-bedroom home with one and half baths and a roomy den. Priority list member Sara Nevins reserved her Newbury-style apartment home in February.

“I’ve been interested in Tallgrass Creek since the first shovel of dirt was turned in 2006,” says Sara, who will move from just up the road in Overland Park. “I’m ready to be there and excited to be among the first occupants of Meadowlark.” 

Sara chose the Newbury design because of its spacious, open feeling, large floor-to-ceiling living room window, wood blinds, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, and underbuilding parking garage. Another plus was the attached patio and proximity to the dog park for her four-legged companion Señor Osito (Spanish for “little bear”), a three-year-old shih tzu. A frequent traveler, Sara also looks forward to not worrying about her home when she’s away. 

Tallgrass Creek’s recently opened continuing care neighborhood on campus is another plus for Sara.

“It’s just comforting to know such a lovely facility is there,” says Sara.

Repeat performance

Virginia and Bill Klasinski moved to Tallgrass Creek in December 2007 from Fairway, Kans., and chose a Somerton-style apartment home with two bedrooms, two baths, eat-in kitchen, living room, and den. They were impressed with the layout of the residence and how well the floor plan utilized the space. The available floor plans at Meadowlark Terrace include the Somerton.  

“We wanted something that had similar square footage to our former home, and this particular apartment did,” says Bill, a retired CPA who owned his own business. “In addition to having plenty of room, we have a large walk-in closet we really like, and the apartment is sunny and cheerful.”

The couple frequents Tallgrass Creek’s on-site Market Place, an open, airy coffee shop with an extensive menu of pastries and more. The Market Place is located on the community’s first floor clubhouse and has multiple grocery and personal items, paper goods, and greeting cards, so shopping is close and convenient. 

In addition to using Tallgrass Creek’s fitness center and temperature-regulated indoor pool, the Klasinskis also enjoy the outside entertainment that the Entertainment and Event Committee plans. 

“We’ve had comedians, story tellers, piano and guitar players, just all sorts of different entertainment,” says Bill. “There is always quite a crowd, and it’s a fun time.” 

A full calendar

As Meadowlark Terrace’s opening draws closer, Sales Counselor and Personal Moving Consultant Judy Baxter is busier than ever. 

“The word has spread about what a progressive, vibrant community Tallgrass Creek is, and people are excited to see more residences being added,” says Baxter. “They want to come see for themselves, and we love showing them.” 

People interested in living at Tallgrass Creek can reserve an apartment home by joining the priority list, comprised of people who plan to move to an Erickson Living community. All it takes is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person, nonrefundable application fee.

When prospective residents submit their deposit, that date is noted as their priority list date. Once their preferred floor plan becomes available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on their joining date.

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