Under Construction: Resort-style living in East Brainerd at new Forest Cove Apartments

Under Construction: Resort-style living in East Brainerd at new Forest Cove Apartments

March 30th, 2014 by Alex Green in Business Diary

Construction is underway on Forest Cove Apartments, which feature 9-foot vaulted ceilings, and private balconies or patios.

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Project: Forest Cove Apartments, 7674 East Brainerd Road.

Owner: Housing Trust Group.

Architect: Michael Brady Inc.

Square footage: One-bedroom unit (750), two-bedroom unit (1,136). Total of all units (118,000).

Contractor: NorSouth Constructs.

Cost for project: $12.5 million.

Scope: Forest Cove offers upscale amenities including greenery and park space, garages and discount program for renters with local retailers, according to Matthew Rieger, president and CEO of Housing Trust Group.

Amenities: Salt-water swimming pool with heated Jacuzzi, high-tech clubhouse with free Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, yoga studio, carefree valet waste system, playground, leash-free dog park and car care center. Residences have 9-foot vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances including microwaves, ceiling fans, spacious closets and private balconies or patios.

History: Housing Trust Group has been in area market since 2004.

Appeal: Resort-like atmosphere combining greenery and park space with modern design and technology.

Rent per unit: One bedroom starts at $850 a month, two bedroom at $999 a month. Pre-lease pricing is offered before project's completion.

Timeline: Forest Cove Apartments are scheduled to open May 1.

- Compiled by staff writer Alex Green, agreen@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6480