Beech View Place has been a mystery since its construction began in 2011. The building took two and a half years to be completed, and it seemed as if it would never get finished. When it was finally completed, there was no official announcement of its opening.
While the area is a bit more lively now that CoGo’s, The Greeks and Frank Anthony’s have opened and established themselves in the bottom floor of the building, there’s still some issues within the business of the complex.
For one, it’s extremely hard to find information about them. The url that they continue to advertise as their website is not in use anymore. And while very basic information is shared on local apartment guides, there’s no pricing or extra photos.
Additionally, they have at least three phone numbers listed on the Internet on various apartment guides, all of which are no longer in use. I found the correct number on a Youtube video.
Their social media feeds are lacking as well. Instead of using their accounts to their benefit by promoting their apartments, they use both Twitter and Facebook to share unrelated videos, photos, memes and typical Facebook news articles.
Beech View Place has great potential. It’s in a great, central location and the shops and restaurants add value and interest for potential residents. I took a tour of the building last year, and the apartments are super nice.
In the little information you can find about the apartments, they boast about great, 24-hour security. But some students believe that the building is actually too secure. The building requires that all guests be signed in and out, and some feel that it’s too much like dorm-style living. Additionally, rent prices are pretty steep, and it’s an additional $150 a month for parking.
After multiple attempts to get in contact with someone from Beech View Place, I talked with Donella from their sales department. She said that as of last Thursday, Beech View Place had been taken over by Core Spaces, a business that delivers “dynamic acquisition, development and management services for urban residential, hospitality and student housing projects.”
So hopefully with new management, Beech View Place will use their potential to become a great option for off-campus housing.