Here's some news likely to make would-be residents of the Broderick Tower jealous. Residents of the Auburn, the newly constructed apartment building in midtown, began moving in yesterday. Leasing Manager Michael L. Martorelli says the apartments are 60% leased and that construction on the residential units should be wrapped up by the 16th. The Auburn began leasing for the 58 units just one month ago, in early October.
Meanwhile... Downtown's Broderick Tower, which renovated an old office building into 125 apartments, started pre-leasing in April, but then failed to meet the first two promised move-in dates. Last we heard, they were still aiming for November and offering free rent in December as an apology to residents.
In an email dated Oct. 30, Broderick residents were told the following from Broderick Tower Management:
Dear Broderick Tower Residents,
We believe a Certificate of Occupancy is imminent and we will let you know as soon as we have it. We will be reaching out to everyone individually to schedule your move in appointment and to discuss move-in logistics (i.e. cable, utilities, monies owed, etc). While we are scheduling move-in appointments by original application date, we have worked out an aggressive move-in schedule in order to accommodate as many move-ins as possible in a short amount of time.
We look forward to having you at Broderick Tower.
Residents that we emailed today say that they have not yet been contacted with new move-in dates. Are you a Broderick Tower that has made it into the building yet? Drop us a line.
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