R. Fralin & Associates held a ribbon cutting and tours of their one-and two-bedroom luxury River Retreat apartment homes, last Wednesday evening.
The one-bedroom apartments will rent for $899, per month, and the two bedrooms for $949. Those with a balcony view of the Jackson River will rent for an additional $100 per month.
The pet-friendly apartment homes offer a washer and dryer, a balcony or patio, walk-in closets, off-street parking, and quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. R. Fralin & Associates is also offering the first few new tenants incentives of $100 off rent for one year and a one-year free membership to the YMCA, which is adjacent to the apartments, for a limited time.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Robert Fralin introduced himself and thanked the 29 tenants already living on the property and the three that would probably be in by the end of the week. He then introduced the speakers. Clifton Forge Mayor Jeff Irvine thanked Fralin & Associates for investing in the area.
“This (the idea of investing in apartments) is one of the things that came out of a study conducted by Alleghany County,” said Suzanne Adcock Nicely, Finance Director, Alleghany County Board of Supervisors. “It’s funny how all of this came together,” said James Griffith, ACBOS, of the collaboration with the YMCA, the County, Economic Development Corporation, local banks, and Fralin’s foresight.
Teresa Hammond, Executive Director, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, thanked Fralin, ACBOS, and former County Administrator Jon Lanford for “such a great facility,” and Fralin & Associates for “their significant investment in the community.”
Jennifer Unroe, Chief Operations Officer, YMCA, talked about looking onto that open field over the years and envisioning a possible soccer field or various other outdoor activities, but “this is a bigger and better surprise,” said Unroe. “We are so happy we were able to collaborate with the ACBOS and R. Fralin on this awesome project.”
After Fralin introduced some of the staff, including Brian McHale, Chief Operations Officer; Brandon O’Lynn, Day to Day Supervisor of Construction; Wynne Phillips, Operations Manager; Kait Lumpkin, who helped stage the model unit; Katelyn Whitlock, the leasing and customer service consultant, it was time for the ribbon cutting.
“Fall is a great time to sign a lease. We are right on the Jackson River. We are right here in the center of Alleghany County,” said Fralin. “I really appreciate you for letting R. Fralin be a part of your community,” said Fralin in conclusion.
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