First units expected to go to sale within a few weeks
Work is in full swing for the Sunset Bay condominiums project on the Sunrise Pointe, according to Steve Brashears, local representative for developer Regency Commercial Services of Des Moines.
"They are sinking the geopiers (needed to stabilize the lakefront land) and doing a lot of underground work right now, and the plan is to swing right into the next phases of the project," he said.
A sprawling excavation has been made, showing the footprint of the complex.
Construction of the "bay" - a scenic pond that will be located in front of the three planned condo buildings - may be done next, before building of the structures takes place.
"It will be a pretty-good sized pond that will also act as a retention environmental feature," Brashears said. "It will be stocked with fish, and there will be a gazebo and park benches and other amenities to go with the water feature."
Earlier plans to build a small island in the pond with a bridge may be eliminated, he said.
Interest in the condos is proving strong, even before the actual unit sales begin, Brashears said.
Billboards are being designed that will be seen in the Storm Lake and Iowa Great Lakes areas soon. Advertising campaigns will begin soon, and a sales center for the condo units is projected to be fully in gear by the Fourth of July.
The floorplans and pricing have just been completed. According to Brashears, there will initially be 77 units of varying styles and square-footage.
Prices will begin in the $160,000's and run to the upper $200,000's, with a couple of premium third-floor showplaces priced over $300,000.
The first unit sales should begin within a couple of weeks.