28 Oct 2018 Luxury Living Ironwood Apts. Opens at North Augusta’s Riverside Village
Area residents got a peek at the Ironwood Apartments on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at a ribbon cutting hosted by the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
The apartments are one aspect of several that are going to be located in Riverside Village, which is already home to the Augusta GreenJackets stadium SRP Park, and will include a Crowne Plaza Hotel, Southbound Smokehouse restaurant, Swank clothing store, a riverfront park and more.
“Riverside Village is no longer just home to the GreenJackets, the entire vision of this site is becoming a reality as it is now riverfront community bustling with people day and night, weekends and weekdays,” said Patrick Jackson, chief financial officer for Liv Development, which owns Ironwood.
“Ironwood already is, but … once complete it will be a centerpiece for that bustling activity with 280 apartment homes translating into about 500 in residents,” Jackson said. “Those residents will be walking the streets, eating at Manuel’s and other restaurants, and having a cocktail at the rooftop hotel bar. They’ll be soon shopping in stores, kayaking and paddle boarding on the river, enjoying the Greeneway trail and will walk to the GreenJackets game or a concert at SRP Park.”
Amber Hobbs, property manager at Ironwood, said there are currently 82 residents living at Ironwood. They are 52 percent leased and 30 percent occupied, she said. Not all construction is complete, but will be around the end of the year, she said.
Jackson said amenities at Ironwood are “unparalleled” in the area, mentioning the fitness center, pool, future bocce ball courts, snack shop, workspace and more.
Prices for a one bedroom apartment in Ironwood start around $900. A two bedroom is in the $1,300 range, and a three bedroom is in the $1,700s. Ironwood has one- and two-bedroom carriage houses with garages, which are $1,450 and $1,995 respectively.
North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit said he was obviously excited about Ironwood opening up.
“When you look at how this place looks, the amenities, the appearance, the enthusiasm people have got in here, that’s what’s important, is that people are enthusiastic about it,” Pettit said. “Their occupancy rate is very, very good and they’re happy.”
Source: The Aiken Standard & North Augusta Star
Author: Lindsey Hodges