Work underway on new apartments
by Elsie Hodnett
Feb 20, 2014 | 5481 views |  0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Carter & Carter Construction is building Clarion Cove, a 60-unit individual apartment complex, in Pell City.
Elsie Hodnett/The Daily Home

Carter & Carter Construction is building Clarion Cove, a 60-unit individual apartment complex, in Pell City.
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Work is underway for a new 60-apartment complex in Pell City.

“We began construction in December, but have been held up due to the weather,” said Billy Dankert, project superintendent with Carter & Carter Construction, which is building Clarion Cove. “We are still doing groundwork right now.”

Dankert said the project has been delayed approximately two months due to bad weather.

“We won’t go vertical for probably another month, depending on the weather,” he said. “We are hoping to complete the project by December.”

Dankert said Clarion Cove is 60 individual apartments in 13 apartment buildings.

“There are three two-story buildings and 10 single-story buildings,” he said. “There is also a clubhouse building.”

Dankert said the apartments are two bedroom, two full baths, a kitchen/living/dining grand room area and laundry closet.

“The apartments come with a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher,” he said.

Dankert said Clarion Cove is similar to the three- and four-bedroom Jubilee Apartments, which Carter & Carter Construction also built in Pell City, but on a smaller scale.

“The clubhouse has an office, computer room, break room and conference/grand room with electric fireplace,” he said. “There is also an open porch area that runs along the whole back of the clubhouse building.”

Dankert said Clarion Cove will have a playground for children, a picnic area and a gazebo, but no pool and it is not a gated community.

“We have ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) apartments, and hearing-impaired units,” he said.

Dankert said an example of a change in a hearting-impaired apartment would be a strobe light fire alarm. There are also fire sprinklers in all units.

“Once we get off the ground, it should go fast,” he said.

Contact Elsie Hodnett at ehodnett@dailyhome.com.