Lombardo Homes to Expand The Apartments of Kirkway


Lombardo Homes plans to add an additional 72 townhomes at The Apartments at Kirkway in Washington Township, with 16 expected to be move-in ready by August.

“These buildings that were adding were always in the original plan for the property,” says Linda Stadler, the property manager at Kirkway, which opened in 2006 and currently has 145 units. “But when the economy did what it did (during the recession), fewer banks were releasing funding for construction or developments. The economy has since turned around, and we had a bank come on board for this next phase.”

The new apartments will be up to 300 square feet larger than the site’s current units, which range from 1,020 to 1,590 square feet, and will include wood laminate flooring in the kitchen and dining room. Other modifications include stainless steel fronts to the kitchen appliances and a laundry room.

In addition, the complex expanded its fenced-in dog run last summer, Stadler says, noting that while there are restrictions regarding aggressive breeds of dogs, there is no weight limit. “Out of 145 units, we had 90 dogs last year. That’s a lot of dogs. The dog-run is an area in the community where residents can take their dog off their leash and let them play.”

Considering the complex’s relationship to Lombardo Home, residents can participate in the BuildEquity program in which they can earn up to $6,000 toward the purchase of a new Lombardo or Palazzolo home, Stadler says. “That’s something we take pride in being able to offer.”

Stadler notes that the expansion is a good sign for developers. “I’ve noticed there’s a lot of new construction going on recently. We just heard about some new townhomes in Orion Township and Rochester, which tells you something about the economy,” she says.