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Residents of the Boardwalk at Town Center apartments are enjoying updated and refurbished amenities and living spaces after a more than $20 million, multi-year renovation project is complete.
The swanky, centrally-located high-end apartment complex — one of the rare in the township center area not owned by the Howard Hughes Corp. — recently saw a massive project come to an end that brought new colors, fresh interior designs and mutiple upgrades to amenities such as the community gym and outdoor activities.
Community Manager Angelique Armstrong, an official from the Boardwalk at Town Center, said the upgrades and amenities are targeted at a wide range of residents, but specifically many local companies and corporations
“We recently completed our renovations which took us over two years. We began exterior and interior (upgrades) in fall 2018 and we have had several major updates throughout the property to signify our commitment to delivering the highest quality of living on The Waterway and in The Woodlands market. We did exterior renovations, color changes, as well as unit changes… the color scheme was changed,” Armstrong said. “We added some of our new features in the apartments, including quartz counter tops and subway tiles in the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. The flooring is going to be a new type of vinyl in every unit. We leased down to complete the renovations and we’re now in the ‘lease up’ mode.”
There are eight different floor plans in the new scheme with one and two bedroom spaces ranging from 558 square feet to 1,608 square feet. Rent depends on location of unit in the overall complex, size of space and parking options.
Armstrong said the new changes are meant to upgrade the facility with the times and offer residents a new look.
“The impetus behind the changes were to reposition it and modernize it,” Armstrong noted. “We have a lot of residents who are coming back who had moved out. They want to see the new and updated units. The traffic is still very strong, We’re averaging 20 tours per week. We took the property from a beige tone to a lighter, more modern tone which is what people were demanding. We offer two parking garages, in addition we also have reserved parking for an extra monthly fee.”
The $20 million in renovations spread over a total of two year to the complex, which was first opened in 2008, are the first large-scale renovations of the complex which is owned by Ben Tall/Green Oak firm. Armstrong said there are a total of 450 units in the facility and the current occupancy rate is 62 percent.
The complex has an on site gym and fitness center, two swimming pools, a club room area with a resident-available gourmet kitchen. There are two partially covered “Lottia Lounges” — including seating areas and billiards where residents can loiter and mingle with others. There is also an outdoor area with grills and barbecue facilities along with two roof-top terraces for sunbathing and chilling out, Armstrong added.
“You can watch (concerts), you an read a book…the views are incredible,” she noted of the rooftop terrace areas.
Armstrong also said the resident programming has always had a big emphasis at Boardwalk.
“I know they’ve been scheduling a lot of neat resident events despite (COVID-19). They have had concerts, virtual cocktail hours and a lot of the events adhere to the social distancing. We offer hand-delivered cocktails to residents, we also do virtual scavenger hunts and we do offer live music in the pool area. they can go to the pool area or listen from their balcony,” Armstrong added. “The feedback has been great.”