Waukee residents are clearly no strangers to new developments, but new properties still bring a twinge of excitement, as they provide fresh places to shop, work, live and play in Waukee and the surrounding area.
The brand-new Autumn Ridge apartments will do just that, as the high-end units are expected to be snatched up by renters eager to experience the Waukee lifestyle.
Located at 1150 SE Olson Drive, the 434 units in 13 buildings will feature tiled backsplashes, birch cabinets, quartz countertops, hard surface flooring in the living areas and carpeted bedrooms. Units won’t be lacking for appliances either; each unit will come equipped with a washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stove and refrigerator.
Residents are likely to make good use of the unit patios, fiber optic cable internet service and 50-inch wall-mounted LED TVs. Parking will be a mix of heated indoor parking and outdoor spaces.
The development will also have a community clubhouse with a rentable party room, a fitness center, an L-shaped pool and free WiFi. A basketball court, playground and dog park will also be in the surrounding vicinity.
Security was also taken into consideration, as all of the buildings will have secured entrances equipped with security cameras. Autumn Ridge is jointly developed by Kimberley Development and Classic Builders and sits at a strategic location ripe for development to the north of the 1,500-acre Kettlestone development that is to be built around Grand Prairie Parkway (formerly Alice’s Road).
Josh Moulton, one of the co-owners of Autumn Ridge, LLC, said the Autumn Ridge apartments are currently available for rent, but they are permitted and built in such a way that they could be sold as condos in the future.
“We were attracted to the site based on its location in Waukee and also because it’s right next door to West Des Moines,” Moulton explained. “There are thousands of jobs within just a couple of miles of this location, and this area will only add more rooftops and jobs in the coming years.”
At the time of interview, 56 units were occupied, and units in the first six (north) buildings are being made available in batches—36 new units will be available in September, and again in November, and again in both January and March of 2017. The final phase of building is expected to be complete in 2018.
Moulton said they expect to see all types of residents move in, including young professionals, couples with and without children, and older couples. The apartments come in a variety of sizes, including:
- One-bedroom, one-bath units at 845 sq. ft.
- Two-bedroom, two-bath units at 965 sq. ft.
- Three-bedroom, two-bath units at 1,217 sq. ft. or 1,307 sq. ft.