Tours were given at the Apple Blossom Apartments on March 10 by MTH Management personnel Vikki Hentemann (front left), Elizabeth Chilson (front right) and Jeanne Bonetti (back center). Wolverine Building Group project supervisor Todd Tarsi (back left) was on hand to answer questions. Visiting the complex was Dr. Kirk Schott (back right), district representative for Sen. Tom Casperson.
IRON RIVER— A big building, big project and big changes are evident as the Central School building has been transformed into the Apple Blossom Apartments. - More photos in Photo Gallery
During a community tour on March 10, managers explained the changes, upgrades, amenities and opportunities with the complex located on Cayuga Street.
Tour guide and apartment manager, Jeanne Bonetti, walked visitors though the completed one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, as well as a handicap accessible apartment. Bonetti will be offering tours on Thursdays by appointment and can be reached by calling 265-6653.
The large hallways and room spaces continue to be reminiscent of the local school, but with improvements to structure and aesthetics. Present at the touring was Wolverine Building Group project supervisor, Todd Tarsi, who explained many unique features of the apartment complex.
The gymnasium area from the Central School is being transformed into an outdoor courtyard. The offices and conference rooms are now in the area that had been auditorium and stage. Many of the rooms are still spatially the same. The contractors utilized original walls and room dimensions, while adding updated construction to created the apartments.
Lining the hallways are storage rooms. Utility areas are located on each floor. Elevators are in place for resident convenience. The original entrances are still in place with new windows and doors.
The 22 units are nearly all complete. Leasing of spaces has begun, with a target opening date of April 1. An open house is being planned for a future date.