Not only is construction finally in full swing in the oft-silent Commencement building, but the marketing team is moving in and gearing up operations. The new leasing office is open, using one of the larger model units as offices for now and moving into their permanent space by mid-June. Right now the team is focused on advertising on standard real estate websites, getting their own web page up and welcoming foot traffic with new signage soon.
As construction-savvy Rustonites know, schedules are subject to change – but it appears the first new tenants will join the two current occupants by this summer as expected. As promised, the units are being completed from the top floor down, including two new penthouses that are being converted from former open areas, both with large decks and great views. There are 7 or 8 units per floor, each with a view on both sides (Mount Rainier in front, Olympic Mountains in back). The entire building is expected to be complete by the end of August.
Two new tenants have already committed to move as soon as possible. Rental agreements require a $500 reservation fee, which is applied to the security deposit once the application is approved. There is also a $43 non-refundable application fee. For now, the leasing office is open 7 days a week or by appointment:
Most apartments are 2 bedroom, 2 bath. The current model on the second floor (pictured below) has a 10X10 closet, den, utility room with a sink. The building will still have a large common area for residents to enjoy. The space will feature Wi-Fi, a Kindle library, fitness center, conference room with a large television, kitchen facilities, lounge area and pool table. Stop by during the open house this weekend and see for yourself!
|Living Room (open fireplace to the bedroom behind)|
|View from second bedroom|
|Master Dressing Room|
|View from master bedroom|
|View from living room|