Dutchess County is home to many happening towns in the Hudson Valley, with new businesses popping up in Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, and Beacon every week. It’s not just businesses though, as the populations of these towns are also growing. Fortunately, Lagrange’s new development, Birchwood Commons, seeks to fill a growing housing need for families in the area. The multifamily development is named after the property’s surrounding grove of birch trees and is centrally located approximately 10 miles from Poughkeepsie and 20 miles from Beacon.
Consisting of four buildings – the Jackson, Hudson, Taconic, and Admiral – each is named as a nod to the area and hosts five two-story walkup apartments with two-bedroom and two-and-a-half-bath units. Each of Birchwood Commons’ 20 units is over 1,250 square feet and will feature high-end finishes and open floor plans.
Mid Hudson Construction Management out of Poughkeepsie serves as the contractor for the project. The Hudson Valley-based commercial construction company has earned a successful reputation over its 20-year career, boasting projects like Central Hudson, Hudson Valley Hospice, and Old Hopewell Commons, among others.
Specializing in pre-construction services, value engineering, construction management, and general contracting, Mid Hudson Construction Management is excited about contracting Birchwood Commons. “There’s a need for all kinds of housing in Dutchess County right now, and filling this need helps to enhance the economic well-being of the communities we build in by bringing in new patrons to local businesses. We’re proud to be a small part of that positive cycle,” says CEO of MHCM Scott Travis.
The first floor of each unit features an open floor plan and is finished with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, as well as built-in microwaves, integrated trash pullout, and tall pantries. The second-floor bedrooms each contain walk-in closets, ensuite bathrooms featuring built-in bookshelves, and other home essentials like washers and dryers.
As far as amenities go, each unit will have an outdoor patio or balcony to complement the quiet and lush rural background of the property, and car charging stations for electric vehicles will be included in the parking lot. Birchwood Commons is also in a prime location that provides easy access to local parks like Stringham Park and Robinson Lane Park and is a quick drive away from the Taconic State Parkway and the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station.
Pre-leasing on the project is underway, with residences starting at $2,750. The first of the four buildings to be available will be the Admiral, which will be ready for showings, leasing, and occupancy this holiday season, followed by the other three buildings that will open in phases soon after the end of the year.
Although work on the development’s foundation only began earlier this year in February, the project is on schedule to be opened as planned with signage beginning to emerge around the property, as well as permanent power being installed.
“With this project, the developers sought to combine the charm of a small town with easy access to urban amenities, providing commuting options to neighboring towns and cities as well as access to the beauty of Dutchess County and beyond,” says MHCM’s Scott Travis.
Birchwood Commons is located at 1983 Route 82 in Lagrange.