August 30, 2018

The Naval Station Apartments Offer Unique Lifestyle Opportunity

By Kim Brown
Property Manager
The Naval Station Apartments

The old Buchanan School in west Davenport continues to take form and as it does, one of the more unique lifestyle opportunities is being opened with it. Chris Ales, known for his Signature Apartments featuring a blend of historic preservation and accessorized with contemporary conveniences, says the former school, now known as The Naval Station, is nearing a completion of late fall or early winter.

Archival photo of the former Buchanan School courtesy of Wikipedia

The facility hosts 18 single and double-bedroom apartment homes on a site loaded with a variety of unique amenities, including raised gardens, a greenhouse, an outdoor fireplace, horseshoe pits, bike racks, a croquet lawn, ample, convenient parking and environmentally friendly landscaping under Iowa’s Green Street’s Program, enhanced by a Storm Water Prevention Plan.

“We’re blending the 1903 property’s historic characteristics and architecture with today’s modern conveniences so people who enjoy living in a neighborhood setting and the comforts of an exterior-maintenance free lifestyle, who want a private lifestyle but also want friendly neighbors can enjoy the fruits of our labors,” says Ales.

“We’ve taken every precaution to carefully preserve and restore historic features including the original stage and massive skylight in the common areas, and we’ve taken every progressive step to bring modern conveniences into every apartment,” he added. These conveniences include wood floors throughout, a washer & dryer in each apartment, stainless smudge proof kitchen appliances, granite & quartz countertops, and kitchen pantries.

Ales said The Naval Station Apartment Homes represent the newest development in an older, established neighborhood and he has been warmly welcomed for his efforts. He added that several of the 18 apartment homes are already leased and he is currently pre-leasing the remaining units. “We expect them all to be leased in another 7-8 weeks,” he said.

“We’re targeting empty nesters and retirees who want to be able to relax and enjoy their home in a unique atmosphere,” Ales said. “You want a garden, you can have one; you want to go bike riding, we have the racks, you want to sit and visit, chose from one of many common areas,” he added.

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