Following the success of the year-old Portofino Apartments at 127th and Central, Tulsa-based Case & Associates Properties is going to build an even larger development just down the street at 210 North 127th St. East, which is south of Central.
“We obviously realized that that was a good area and … a thriving area,” says president Scott Case.
He says the K-96 retail corridor continues to boom.
“We wanted to make sure that there was … ample housing.”
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The Cottages at Crestview Apartments will have 348 units with Craftstman-style architecture.
Some of the floor plans are similar to the Tuscan-style Portofino, but overall, Case says that “this will have a totally different look.”
“You really won’t see any similarities from the exterior.”
The $32 million Cottages will have units that range from 789 to 1,435 square feet and lease for $799 to $1,500 a month. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Some units will have attached garages, and some will be two-story apartments that are designed to not look like apartments.
“It actually will look like a house,” Case says.
He says the units are more private and intimate.
All units will have stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile in their entries.
The development will have a resort-style pool, a clubhouse, fitness center, business center, dog park and picnic areas when it opens next October.
Case says it took only four months for Portofino to get to 93 percent occupancy.
“It has really been a successful property.”
The Cottages are larger than Portofino mainly because the seller wouldn’t divide the Cottages property. Case says he’ll be able to operate the development with the same number of employees as Portofino due to some efficiencies.
On Monday, Case & Associates is opening its new Watercress Apartments at 4060 Reed Ave. north of 37th and Maize Road.
The $24 million, 268-unit development is similar to Portofino with Tuscan-style architecture. Units range from 789 to 1,265 square feet and lease for $799 to $1,300.
Interiors are similar to other Case developments as are amenities at the development.
Case says similar to the east side along K-96, Maize is a thriving area as well.
“We were just trying to get a little bit in front of the growth,” he says.
Case says he doesn’t have anything else planned for the Wichita area for now.
“We’re going to just kind of buckle down and make sure we get leased up and finish up on construction.”