As of Jan. 22, Carriage House Apartments are under new management, and the new managers have several changes in mind, including interior and exterior capital improvements.
Carriage House Apartments are located 1.2 miles from the University of Connecticut Storrs campus, according to the Carriage House website. They are located on the UConn shuttle line and are within walking distance to campus.
Corridor Property Management now controls Carriage House’s day-to-day operations, Elizabeth Telles, Corridor’s Senior Director of Business Operations, said.
“Having worked in the UConn off-campus student housing market for 15 years, Corridor is excited to improve the living experience for students living at Carriage House,” Telles said.
Telles said Corridor has already started several projects and is planning on having approximately one-third of the apartments completely renovated and available for pre-lease for the 2019-2020 school year.
“The renovations will include upgraded kitchens with new appliances, upgraded bathrooms with new fixtures, new and efficient lighting packages throughout, new flooring, fresh paint and new doors,” Telles said. “In addition to the fully upgraded units, there will also be a chance to secure a unit with basic upgrades including new lighting and appliances this upcoming year. The plan is to have all units fully upgraded over the next three years.”
Corridor plans on making exterior improvements to the Carriage House Apartments as well, Telles said. Weather permitting, work will begin on new roofing in February.
“While (new roofing is) not as exciting as some of the other projects, it benefits all,” Telles said.
In addition to interior and exterior improvements to the apartment, Telles said Corridor has also made plans to create a new basketball court, covered stops along the UConn shuttle line, a dog park and a new office area with indoor and outdoor seating areas.
“All of these projects are sure to bring enjoyment and value in making the living experience a better one,” Telles said.
Telles said Corridor has also implemented its company software and systems at Carriage House, has designed a new logo and signage for the apartments and has worked with architects to develop renderings of some of the capital improvements it is planning.
“Corridor’s passion is nothing less than exceptional as we care more about our residents than anyone. Our team is built with dedicated, professional team members that live by our core values and strive to bring exceptional to all that we do,” Telles said. “Corridor understands how important it is to have an enjoyable living experience that our residents will benefit from every day. We want those who live at Carriage House to experience the Corridor difference, making their academic year one of the best.”
Gabriella DeBenedictis is a senior staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.