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184-unit High Ridge Landing opens in Boynton Beach

3.15.2017.

Verdex completes new apartments in Boynton Beach.

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction recently completed construction of the High Ridge Landing apartment complex in Boynton Beach. Consisting of eight, three-story apartment buildings at 3609 High Ridge Way, the project was finished within a 12-month window for owner Eastwind Development LLC.

"The market for new rental properties across South Florida is growing fast as our population increases, so completing projects on time and on budget brings extra value to developers," Rex Kirby, president of Verdex Construction said in a statement.

John F. Weir, president of Eastwind Development, which specializes in small to medium projects, said he chose the area for its proximity to Gateway Boulevard, Military Trail, the Tri-Rail station and access to shopping and commerce in the area.

"It's a great location," he said. "And the complex is small enough so people can feel a part of a community."

Rental prices begin at $1,300 per month for a one-bedroom and go up to $1,700 for a three-bedroom Class A apartment, which Weir said is a competitive price-point.

For High Ridge Landing, Verdex managed the construction of 184 walk-up, garden-style apartments on a 9-acre site. Since the complex is next to Chancellor Charter School, Verdex ensured that communication with the school and other neighbors was proactive, timely and thorough in order to mitigate any inconveniences caused by the construction.

"High Ridge Landing and Chancellor Charter School share an entrance, so we timed the installation of utilities under the roadway during the school's holiday break in order to eliminate the impact on parent drop-off and pick-ups," Kirby said. "We also staggered job site deliveries so as not to affect the school's peak traffic hours. It's this type of planning that builds community support and helped us to get the project completed on such a tight timeline."

Mary Salas, the school's facilities manager, said they were pleased with the cooperation with Verdex.

"They were wonderful," she said. "They came as soon as they got the permitting and expressed an interest in working together. They didn't want to interrupt our school day or the pickup and dismissal times."

Salas said many parents have moved into the apartments, allowing their children to walk to school.

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