Towering along Nicholas Street in Elizabethtown, a new four-building, 112-unit apartment complex with multiple amenities currently is under construction with an expectation it will be finished by November.
“I’ve been building apartments for 25 years and this is the best one with a lot to offer,” said Mark Harris of Mark Harris Construction, who is a 50/50 partner of Two Winding Springs LLC with another local developer, Shawn Goff.
Goff of Goff Construction called Winding Springs Apartments “luxurious” living.
The project includes a clubhouse with indoor and outdoor workout areas, a swimming pool, dog park and it will be a gated community with a passcode needed to enter the complex.
“I think that’s something people want and will like to have,” Harris said of the complex security.
Each apartment features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and will be 1,160-square feet. The apartments will have granite kitchen counter tops and hard floor services throughout with 9-foot ceilings. Apartments will rent for about $1,200 a month and includes garbage collection.
Each apartment also will feature LED lighting and UV lighting in the HVAC units.
“Having the UV in there kills viruses,” Goff said.
He said Winding Springs Apartments will begin pre-leasing in May with leasing at the first building in July.
“It was an easy decision to move forward with this project,” Harris said. “It’s in Hardin County and that says it all. It will be a unique complex.
“I will always keep my money in Hardin County,” Harris added. “It doesn’t matter what else is going on around the United States, Hardin County keeps going. Hardin County is a lot like Pete Rose. We may not hit home runs, but we’re going to get a hit every day.”
Goff said local and regional workers are part of the work crew.
He said the project is about 35 percent complete at this point. Framing of the buildings began in January.
He said a project of this magnitude is about a 10-month effort to complete. He said construction also has been impacted by building costs and having enough workers.
“It’s not the way it used to be,” he said.
Goff, who developed other Elizabethtown projects such as Claysville Landing with 208 units, as well as Tunnel Hill apartments with Harris, said there also will be 48 storage units on site that can be leased by apartment occupants.
The Two Winding Springs LLC development covers 10.824 acres.
Goff said the community need is for two bedrooms.
“One bedrooms would have been nice, but I don’t know if we’re in a big need for them,” Goff said. He said there is a high demand for apartments.
“We need houses and apartments,” Goff said. “Our community is growing.”
He said there is a possibility of more development in that area for more apartments.
Harris said the amenities Winding Springs Apartments will offer make it an appealing housing option.
There also will be a canoe rack for people to use.
“It has great views and it’s a great location,” Harris said. “There’s going to be a lot to do there.”