Luxury senior apartments to open next month

Fri, 09/26/2008 - 3:33pm
By: John Munford

Towne Club, an luxury apartment complex aimed at seniors 55 and above, is about to open its doors in south Peachtree City.

Within walking distance of the Braelinn Village shopping center, the development features underground parking for golf carts and a whole host of other unique features. There’s a dining room (breakfast and one other meal a day are included in the monthly rent) and in good weather residents can place their meal order from the pool, where they’ll eat in a special area without having to get out of the water.

The facility also features a bar at the pool, but the one indoors is special because it is “sunken” into the floor so residents won’t have to sit on high bar stools to be at eye level with the bartender.

There are a variety of floor plans leading up to the largest, a 1,500 square foot two bedroom with a den area. There are also one bedroom suites, and each unit has nine-foot ceilings.

In addition to the meals, high-speed internet, cable and long distance service to the lower 48 states in the U.S. are included in the monthly rent, which ranges from $2,715 to $4,200. Each unit will have its own digital video recorder to record numerous hours of TV shows, and there’s also a library on hand.

Housekeeping service twice a month is also included in the monthly rent. There is an additional charge of $500 a month for a second resident in each unit to cover the additional costs of food and programming, officials said.

The units also include stainless steel appliances in their full kitchens along with full-size washer and dryers. There are also little touches, like a built-in grab bar in the shower area and the toilets have been raised two inches.

Access to rooms will be via a key fob that electronically opens the door instead of the old fashioned lock and key system. That fob also allows access to the pool, health club and spa areas.

The building also has fireplaces throughout to be used as gathering areas. At night, the pool will be lit with music in the background and fountains to add to the ambiance.

The 145-unit development will also have chauffeured transportation that allows various vehicles up to luxury buses to be used to take various trips to metro Atlanta.

The development included installation of a new public cart path that starts at the entrance to the adjacent Village Park subdivision and runs along Peachtree Parkway to the north before turning west along Crosstown Drive. That path was sought to prevent people from cutting through the Village Park neighborhood.

The first residents of Towne Club are anticipated to move in the third week of October, and some floor plans are sold out already. The company hopes to have 20 percent of its space leased out by the end of the year, which officials said was ambitious despite the downturn in the real estate market.

Towne Club officials say its residents are very active, including one who plays golf four times a week.

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Submitted by PTCGOIL on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 8:15pm.

you can have the really cool pool bar. Now how is Harmony gonna top that?

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 9:41pm.

Boy, I know there are thousands of seniors that can afford a 40K annual rent payment. They don't want to OWN the property they could afford at this income level, they want to rent, surely! The seductive lure of the Braelinn Shopping Center in it's borderline slum condition will certainly have 'em come running, too. Let's hope the limo that will be ferrying them from the pool bar to K-Mart will be able to get out of the driveway built on Crosstown Rd. within feet of the beloved Peachtree Pkwy. intersection while 2 lanes of eastbound traffic are blocking the entrance. Oh, the same entrance that will have the limo golf carts crossing over it (just to ensure their senior hand-eye coordination is working well) All of the entrance and cart path placement are due to the demand from Village Park homeowners assn. NOT to place the entrance within their main entrance on Peachtree Pkwy.. THAT would have been too many cars, wouldn't it? Well, be careful what you wish for, Village Park residents. As you all head down Crosstown Rd. coming from Hwy 74 or the gas station or the shopping center and have to allow for the new traffic coming out of Towne Club, just remember who created this nightmare. I give 'em 12 months and this property will go belly-up.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 5:33am.

City staff has already acknowledged the foolishness of the Towne Club entrance being much too close to the Parkway / Crosstown intersection - especially when a better and safer option was easily available.

Next step is getting City Council to act. That's going to take a couple of accidents, but those are inevitable. Just hope no one is killed before council acts. They were certainly warned and I will be contacting each one of them before Towne Club opens to remind them that public safety is more important that the whims of the Village Park homeowners.

Unfortunately the Towne Club manager is in denial about the dangerous entrance. Need to go over her head on this one. Of course when the accidents occur, their residents will be involved and possibly hurt, so then they will start asking for a safer exit - which is right across the parking lot and would cost basically nothing to create.

So easy to have the entrance where it is and put the exit on the other street.

Prediction - new exit will be in by January. Maybe Haddix and the other guy can get Cyndy (the lawyer who may now something about liability and failure to act responsibily) to create a decent 3-2 vote on this one.

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