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    Executive Blueprint Reading Courses

    posted Aug 21, 2016, 9:18 AM by Brendan Crumlish   [ updated Aug 21, 2016, 9:20 AM ]




    Crumlish & Crumlish Architects is now offering Executive Blueprint Reading Courses! Short, 3-hour course covers the basic fundamentals of blueprint reading for anyone wishing to learn how to understand construction basics with blueprints. Confidential courses are taught in our offices, or at your location (for an additional fee). Blueprint materials are provided. Courses are offered quarterly, for a fee of $40 per person. Classes are limited to 4 people at a time. Contact us to find out when the next class is being offered.

    Castle Point Apartments Renovation

    posted Dec 9, 2015, 10:49 AM by Brendan Crumlish   [ updated Dec 9, 2015, 11:11 AM ]


    Exciting news is coming to a landmark apartment complex on the north side of town.

    Castle Point Apartments was purchased by a real estate group out of Omaha, Nebraska, and the acquisition comes with major renovations.

    That includes nearly $5 million dollars that will go toward both interior and exterior updates.

    The buyer, Seldin Company is an affiliate of Metonic Real Estate Solutions.

    It purchased the project with financial assistance from the Midwest based group, PR Mortgage and Investments.

    Castle point apartments…nestled at Cleveland and Ironwood roads since the seventies.

    A project completed in phases from 1974 to 1980, boasting 740 units.

    “We're a staple in the community and we have been for 40 years,” said Mindy Johnson, Senior Community Business Manager, Castle Point Apartments.

    That makes now a good time for change.

    “Now we're going to have everything new and fresh, and we already had state of the art amenities, but to have them upgraded and be brand new is only a bonus,” said Johnson.

    The money going into the project will include an array of updates.

    “It is a substantial amount of money that is going to have a huge impact,” said Johnson.

    Ranging from new washer/dryers and carports, to new lighting, flooring, counter-tops and appliances in-units.

    “We’re also doing renovations in the clubhouse, like I mentioned, we're going to have the whole bottom floor be Clublife by Fitstop, brand new basketball courts, cardio center, classes, and we’re completely painting all of the buildings in the property too,” said Johnson.

    In a statement, Mike Dury of PR Mortgage says:

    "We are pleased to contribute to such a great acquisition strategy. Metonic's expertise on the construction and management side will allow for a seamless rehab process and ensure the long-term viability of the project for the residents of the South Bend community."

    What it means is a positive change.

    “I am so excited about being a part of this project, I’m excited about being a part of the community and being able to offer such a positive change and impact to our residents, and our community as a whole,” said Johnson.

    Construction has already kicked off.

    Renovations to the clubhouse and carports are slated for completion by the first of the year.

    The rest of the project will be done in phases, and could take up to a couple years to complete.

    Fortunately though, no residents will be displaced. Unit renovations will be done on a rolling basis as they become vacant. 

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