Plans unfolding

Construction begins at Windsor Run

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September 2nd, 2016
The Windsor Run sales team meets with numerous people each week eager to claim one of the first homes on campus. Pictured here (back, from left) June Parish and Matthew Mooney. (Front, from left) are Amanda Bates, Tom Senger, and Mindi Thinnes.

The Windsor Run sales team meets with numerous people each week eager to claim one of the first homes on campus. Pictured here (back, from left) June Parish and Matthew Mooney. (Front, from left) are Amanda Bates, Tom Senger, and Mindi Thinnes.

Excitement is in the air in Matthews, N.C., the future home of Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s newest community and first in North Carolina. Following last month’s groundbreaking, the community recently received approval to commence site work and construction, the next phase in the community’s development. 

“This is a thrilling time for everyone eagerly awaiting Erickson Living’s first community in North Carolina,” says Windsor Run Director of Sales Tom Senger. “With the beginning of site work and construction equipment on site, it’s only a matter of time until we welcome our first residents to their new homes.”

Currently, contractor Whiting Turner is engaged in lot clearing, foundation preparation, rough grading, and final grading in preparation of developing 216 apartment homes and an amenity-rich, 56,000-square-foot, three-story clubhouse, Woodland Commons.

Plentiful options

Once complete, Windsor Run will offer all the amenities and services that make Erickson Living communities the most popular in the nation, including a comprehensive monthly service package, 24 hour-a-day security, a state-of-the-art fitness center and swimming pool, on-site medical center, a marketplace, salon, library, theater, and a variety of dining options.

“Erickson Living does a great job simplifying life by providing so many amenities and services,” says Carl Nemecek, who lives at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. “It’s wonderful that we can see a doctor, buy some basic grocery items, enjoy exercise and pool time, grow vegetables in a garden, choose from a large menu of dinner options, and participate in an extremely wide variety of activities.”

Floor plans will include a mix of one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath units and two-bedroom, two-bath apartment homes. Each will come equipped with stainless steel, Energy Star kitchen appliances, granite countertops, tiled bath/showers with adjustable showerheads, and modern lighting and flooring options. 

Inside and out

In addition to the plentiful amenities located inside, the Woodland Commons clubhouse features enviable outside features, including a back patio with stone fire pit, a putting green, dog park, and a cornhole lawn.

Community members will enjoy access to this beautiful back patio from either the first floor or terrace level of the clubhouse.

“It will be a great place to sit with friends while enjoying the fresh air and Carolina blue skies,” says Senger. “We anticipate that both the putting green and cornhole lawn will be top destinations for a little friendly competition among neighbors.”

Views from the back patio will include the famous “Kilroy” tree, an original part of the Fincher Family Farm (where Windsor Run now sits), and named after the family’s bull Kilroy who enjoyed grazing by the tree.

Going, going…

Since first announcing, Windsor Run’s sales center has been busy meeting with future residents, sharing information on apartment home options, and providing details on joining the priority list, the only way to reserve a future home at Windsor Run.

Joining the priority list is easy and provides the peace of mind that comes with planning for the future. Members pay a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person nonrefundable application fee. 

Once this deposit is made, the date is noted as the member’s priority list date. Members are then encouraged to select a preferred floor plan, which, once available, will be offered to them, with right of first refusal, based on their joining date.

There is no penalty should the preferred apartment home become available before a prospective resident is ready to move. It is simply offered to the next member on the list and priority list status remains the same.

“I signed up for the priority list years before I was ready to move,” says Sally Brown, who moved to Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. last year. “As a member of the priority list, I was kept informed as the community developed and was invited to numerous events.” 

Come and see

Last November, the Windsor Run sales center opened at 2010 McKee Road to provide a wealth of information on Erickson Living’s newest community. Here, guests enjoy the opportunity to peruse 3-D perspectives of many of the more than 30 available floor plans.

With site work and construction commencing, guests to the sales center will now be invited to step out onto the observation deck to witness Windsor Run come to life. Working on site at the sales center, Senger and his sales team will answer questions such as how to reserve one of the first Windsor Run homes and ways in which the team can help sell your house.

“The people we meet at the sales center are really engaged in the process,” says Senger. “Our doors are always open. We find that many of our priority list members make repeat visits to the sales center to see if there are any new people who have joined the list or if there are any new floor plans available. They are very curious to see who their neighbors will be and anxious to move in.”