By Jaycek Simko
(January 24, 2023) — In the months since it opened, the Blueway Commons apartment complex in the Tylerville section of Haddam has seen progress as it continues to rent its luxury units to prospective tenants. The apartments are among the few available rental residences in a limited Haddam market.
Three residential buildings offer 56 units with six different floor plans named after Connecticut River bridges: Arrigoni, Piermont, Bulkeley, Columbia, Swing, and Memorial. With close proximity to the river, residents are a short walk away from activities like kayaking, swimming, and waterfront dining.
The one- and two- bedroom apartments range from 815 to 1,180 square feet, featuring spacious closets, nine-foot ceilings, and stainless-steel appliances. Handicap-accessible apartments are available. At Blueway Commons, security is very important. The complex is completely covered with high-end security cameras. Also, all buildings and units are key-fob accessed.
According to community manager Michelle Parmelee, as of January 15, 2023 nine leases had been signed. This comes just under a month after the first resident moved in on December 19, 2022. Interest has come from all age demographics and as far away as New Jersey. Blueway Commons seeks to build community among its residents. Current amenities include a fitness center, dog park, secure package room (with individual lockers), indoor gathering space, outdoor patio, fire pit, and grills. In the near future, they plan to build a pickleball court, community garden, and gazebo. Monthly social activities hosted in the clubhouse are in the planning process. The goal is to provide residents with a sense of home. In addition to the community manager, onsite staff includes a leasing agent and maintenance technician. “We have a great team,” Michelle shared.
Elm Tree Communities of Old Saybrook selected Haddam for this development because of growth in the surrounding area, its central Connecticut location, and proximity to train stations, leasing consultant Jennifer Kuhn explained. While plans for Blueway Commons have been in the making for years, the development faced some delays due to issues from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting supply chain impact. Some vital components of the buildings were on backorder, creating challenges. Despite these issues, both Building A and the clubhouse were completed on time, allowing the first resident to move in just 53 weeks after builders broke ground. The developer credits the Town of Haddam for being very supportive throughout the different stages of development. Furthermore, Phase II has already been approved and will bring an additional 32 units.
More information about Blueway Commons Apartments, including leasing information and specials, is available at www.bluewaycommons.com or at 860-598-4800.
Photos by Jaycek Simko