Archive for Wednesday, December 8, 1999

Developer plans to start work on 40 apartments this spring

December 8, 1999

Construction is expected to start in a few months on a 40-unit apartment complex planned by Jack Cronemeyer Jr.

The development in northeast Tonganoxie to be called Rock Ridge Apartments will be built in phases, according to Cronemeyer.

The complex is planned for a 3.2-acre site on Ridge Street that is just south of Cedar Hill Apartments.

Cronemeyer said work likely won't begin until spring.

"I still have a little bit of paperwork to get squared away with the city to make sure I meet all their regulations," he said.

The Rock Ridge project encompasses 10 two-story buildings, each containing four three-bedroom apartments, Cronemeyer said. Likely, he'll start with two buildings this spring.

"These are going to be upscale apartments," he said. "They're going to be very nice. They'll have whirlpool tubs, tile on the floor. They'll be nicely appointed. We're going for the person who wants to have a nice place, but yet doesn't want to own a house."

Although Cronemeyer hasn't set the monthly rent for the units, it likely will be in the $675 range, he said. The 40-unit Rock Ridge complex will join Cedar Hill Apartments, which Cronemeyer developed with his father and sister. Those 53 units were sold a year ago to Lawrence developer and property manager Doug Compton.

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