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First phase of Langston Apartments scheduled for completion in August

July 12, 2012

By Amanda Hayduk

The construction of the Langston Apartments, adjacent to Cleveland State University’s campus on Chester Avenue, began in fall 2011. The first phase of the project is scheduled to be complete by late August 2012.

The inception of the approximately $54 million project began when Buckingham Companies of Indianapolis and Polaris Real Estate Equities of Gate Mills, Ohio, agreed to co-develop the site in order to effectively deliver the needs of the University.

“This project is in response to an RFP issued by Cleveland State in 2010 asking for the creation of a vibrant campus neighborhood” said Tim Coxey, an Account Coordinator for Borshoff, a public relations agency that represents Buckingham Companies.

The construction of the Langston Apartments happens to be the largest residential project to break ground in Cleveland in over 30 years.

“We have had a collaborative relationship with CSU throughout this project and that concerted effort has helped create an interesting project both of us are proud of,” said Coxey.

Corna Kokosing, an Ohio-based general contractor, is in charge of building the project. All the construction materials and labor are sourced through them. The Langston Apartment’s hope to capture the very essence of downtown living, providing a modern yet urban feel to its exterior and interior design.

“The architect was CSO Architects of Indianapolis,” said Coxey, “And their design ideas were developed to promote the urban nature of Chester Avenue while creating a comfortable neighborhood feel throughout the project.”

The property expects to attract and cater to the needs of CSU students, faculty, and young professionals who work in the area. As well as being a hop, skip, and a jump from CSU’s campus, the Langston Apartments are centered in downtown life, providing easy access to restaurants, shops, andnightlife. Green and community areas are close by, along with retail shops at street level, and on-site parking.

The construction will produce 318 units for rent only. The upscale, contemporary apartments are spacious and open, ranging from one-to-four bedroom floor plans. Each bedroom comes with a walk-in closet and a private, attached bathroom. The three bedroom floor plans come with a furnished living area, while the four bedroom floor plans come fully furnished.

The all new open layout apartments have modern kitchens with stainless steel and black appliances, privacy for each bedroom, and electronic key entry.

“Security is always a priority,” said Coxey, “CSU police will be patrolling the development, electronic locks with key fob entry will be placed on all exterior doors and security systems will be installed in all ground floor units.”

The apartments also have built-in study areas, in-home laundry equipment, and high speed internet.. Each building has communal study areas and private conference rooms, a top-of-the-line fitness and training facility, and a complimentary tanning salon.

Studio apartments range from $800-$950 per month, depending on square footage. One bedroom apartments go anywhere from $998-$1098. Two bedrooms start at $1450 ($725 per bed), three bedrooms at $2040 ($680 per bed), and four bedrooms at $2480 ($620 per bed). Keep in mind that prices are subject to change.

“The Langston is competitive (in terms of pricing) with other housing options in the area,” said Coxey.

The monthly rent includes the washer/dryer, cable, and high speed internet. Parking in the Langston Apartment garages is $75 per month. A $200 security deposit is due at the time of application and there is a $30 application fee per applicant.

Across the street from Cleveland State University and one block from the Health Line Station, the Langston Apartments are conveniently located near Campus International School, Case Western Reserve University, University Circle, Cleveland Clinic and Downtown Cleveland. Everything apartment dwellers need is right at their fingertips.
Buckingham Companies is excited to be a new part of the Cleveland State University community. They hope to grow with the ever-changing landscape of the college.

“It is our hope that the Langston will be the catalyst for further investment in the neighborhood’s vibrancy and re-development,” said Coxey, “The University may have plans to promote further development in the future.”

With the construction scheduled to be completed by this summer, numerous apartments have already been scooped up. Occupants are allowed to move in August 24, 2012.
The leasing center for the Langston Apartments just opened at East 21st and Chester Avenue. For more information about the Langston Aparments, visit the leasing center, their website at www.thelangston.com, or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheLangstonApts.