McShane Construction Completes 352-Unit Apartment Community Ahead of Schedule

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorRincon, Ga.—McShane Construction Co. of Rosemont, Ill. has completed The Springs at Effingham, a 430,000-sq. ft., 352-unit apartment community, for developer/owner Continental Properties Co. Inc., based in Menomonee Falls, Wis.The project, which broke ground in November of 2007 and was completed in February 2009, was finished ahead of schedule, despite the recession. “We had a quality team of subcontractors who were committed to getting the job done quickly,” Scott Hoppa, vice president-Southeast, McShane Construction Co., tells MHN.Located on a 32-acre site in an outlying community of Savannah, the garden-style project encompasses 22 buildings.Designed by Miami-based MSA Architects Inc., each building features 16 apartments in studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, ranging in size from 800 to 1,200 sq. ft. Monthly rents range from approximately $660 to $1,200.Each unit, all of which have private entries, includes a gourmet kitchen, balcony or patio and in-unit laundry hook ups. In addition, the Springs at Effingham includes 170 integrated garage spaces within the buildings.The clubhouse features a conference facility, business center, laundry room, 24-hour fitness center and Junior Gym play space for children, kitchen and multi-purpose room. The community also offers a pool, fireplace and outdoor cooking area.