An open house for the new Culver Garden Court apartments was held yesterday.
The apartments are for seniors aged 62 and older and for the developmentally disabled. It was built with a $1.3 million dollar HUD Grant, and is located at 801 South Main Street in Culver.
Board of Directors President Ronald Liechty talked about the history of Garden Court apartments.
“The first one was Garden Park West in Plymouth and the second was Garden Park East in Plymouth,” said Liechty. “Now we have them in Marshall, Starke, and Kosciusko counties.”
The apartments are managed by Bradley Property Management. Matt Rust is part of the Bradley team and talked about the units.
“They are all one unit apartments, in a 13 bed complex. I’d be pleased to show anyone around,” Rust said.
The apartment complex was built by Easterday Construction. Kevin Berger of Easterday talked about the pride he has in the units.
“I’ve worked 10 years to get this here,” stated Berger. “I’ve worked with multiple town boards, four town managers and multiple property managers to get them to consider this. I’m pleased to do this in our home town, and I think this is a beautiful addition. I am very pleased with what the town board has done. In the process of doing this, they have not only opened the town up for some affordable housing, but more good things could happen in this area, too.”
The Culver Town Board provided funding for the utility extension.
Ron Cisco, the first resident of Culver Garden Court, cut the yellow ribbon. The design work was done by Brent Martin. This is the seventh project Brent has worked on. The property was made available by Claudia and Wade McGee.