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Senior apartment complex underway in Long Neck

Carillon Woods to feature 204 units
Breaking ground on Carillon Woods are (l-r) Sarah Dutton of Ocean Atlantic; John Russ of the Whalen Company; John Wilson of Whalen; Jax Corrado of Ocean Atlantic; Jill Burton of Ocean Atlantic; Tony Namow of Ocean Atlantic; Lauren Moore of Ocean Atlantic; Roger Chaufournier of Ocean Atlantic; Chris Schell of Schell Brothers; Preston Schell of Ocean Atlantic; Dustin Berlinger of Schell Brothers; Zac Crouch of Davis, Bowen and Friedel Inc.; Jaime Zolper of Ocean Atlantic; Jamie Sechler of Davis, Bowen and Friedel Inc.; Greg Tobias of Ocean Atlantic; Scott Fowler of A.P. Croll & Son Inc.; and Tom Tipton of Ocean Atlantic. Carillon Woods owners are shown with the shovels. MADDY LAURIA PHOTOS
September 20, 2017

Construction is underway on an age-restricted apartment complex in Long Neck.

Builders, designers and supporters of the project broke ground Sept. 7 on Carillon Woods, a 204-unit complex off Route 5 near the Route 24 intersection.

“What's unique about this is how amenitized it is,” said Preston Schell, a partner in Ocean Atlantic Companies. Carillon Woods' 27-acre site will feature a four-season pool, dog park, walking trails, clubhouse, fitness center, and courts for bocce and pickleball. Developers said they will preserve about 8 acres of woodlands.

“The rental demand is high, and the supply is so low,” he said. Carillon Woods offers retirees a chance to test-drive living in Sussex County before they commit to purchasing a house, he added.

The rental units will be affordable, Schell said, estimating a one-bedroom apartment could cost as little as $800 per month, while three-bedroom units will cost about $1,350 per month. Schell said about 15 percent of the rentals will be one-bedroom apartments, about 65 percent will have two bedrooms and the remaining 20 percent will feature three bedrooms.

Schell said Carillon Woods will be similar to Beach Plum Dunes Apartments near Lewes, where all of nearly 200 apartments are rented, with a waiting list of about 50 names.

“Anyone who is interested in [Carillon Woods] should get on that wait list now,” said Chris Schell.

Preston Schell said he expects the first building to go up this fall. The complex is on track for completion in late spring 2019.

For more, call property manager Jax Corrado at 302-212-2530.

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