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Hummingbird Square takes shape

Excitement and construction continue

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September 15th, 2016
Tallgrass Creek resident Ruth Holzschuh (left) reviews a schematic of Hummingbird Square with Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr. The new residence building is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

Tallgrass Creek resident Ruth Holzschuh (left) reviews a schematic of Hummingbird Square with Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr. The new residence building is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

Earlier this year, Tallgrass Creek’s sales staff welcomed more than 60 visitors who lunched, listened, and learned about Hummingbird Square, the community’s new residence building now under construction. The four-story building, scheduled for a summer 2017 opening, will feature 108 new homes with 18 different designs, including 7 never-before-seen floor plans. 

Planning ahead

“This is such a great opportunity for people to plan ahead,” says Elaine Bahr, sales counselor at the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community. “They have almost an entire year to make moving decisions after selecting their new home at Hummingbird Square.”

Visitors were seated in the community’s sunny Blue Sky Restaurant where they enjoyed the tastes of Tallgrass Creek. 

Executive Chef Matt Chatfield prepared a salad of spring greens with caramelized apples and pistachio-crusted goat cheese, followed by a choice of either red-wine-braised beef short ribs or roasted chicken breast stuffed with fontina and herbs. Both entrées were accompanied by boursin-chive potatoes and steamed asparagus and topped off with a chocolate-raspberry torte. 

Resident Ruth Holzschuh, who helped out at the event, likes welcoming visitors to the community.

“I enjoy sharing my personal experience living at Tallgrass Creek,” says Ruth. “It’s an easy, very positive conversation.” 

Getting the scoop

After lunch, Director of Sales Blake Marshall pointed out that feedback from visitors and residents was important in the design of the new building. 

“We listened to your comments and requests,” Marshall told the guests. “About 70% of the residences will have outdoor space such as patios or balconies, and apartment homes will have additional living space. We’ll also have more under-building parking.”

Hummingbird Square apartment homes will feature upgraded lighting and flooring and connect to Bluebird Crossing, one of Tallgrass Creek’s original residence buildings, via a climate-controlled walkway. 

Luncheon guests received packets of all 18 floor plans featured in Hummingbird Square and were encouraged to review the information as the new residences are selling quickly. Marshall reminded guests that by reserving now, they have time to make decisions that some people have had to make quickly, such as downsizing and selection of an apartment home.

“I always tell people the time to move is before you have to,” says Marshall. “Waiting to reserve means missing out not only on the residence you want, but also on the many activities and events that are happening every day in this active community.” 

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