Ground was broken for the first building ten months ago in late summer of 2007 and the first occupants will move in mid-June of 2008. This 34-unit cluster development sits a top the bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River. Site development here was taken very seriously. Of the 8.2 acres that could be developed, 6.2 will remain protected green space. Two issues were paramount in the development process. First it was important that the buildings not overwhelm the site. Second, the buildings themselves each had to have a good relationship the land and the river. The vision was to create buildings that seemed as natural on the site as the 6.2-acre park and the river below. The architect and developer worked for months to create a classic, linear Mid-western architecture that suited the site as well as the surrounding neighborhood.
There will be four total buildings on the site. The first two building will have 8 units and the second two buildings will have 9 units, totaling 34 fee-simple town homes. There are three floor plans in all. Each town home will feature two bedroom suites on the top level and a possible third bedroom, media room or third suite in the lower level. The main living area of each unit will have a dining room, kitchen and living room. And each unit will have a two-car garage. Each town home boasts four decks and one patio. Three of these outdoor areas will overlook the Mississippi River and two will overlook the 6.2-acre park to the west. Two of the three floor plans will also accommodate a private elevator. On every level the views of the Mississippi fill the home. Keeping with the natural state of the site, the interiors reflect the majesty and simplicity of the river itself.