Greater Tulsa Reporter
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS: Eve Rosin, experience designer for Thrive and ERC Companies, discusses with Christian Rodriguez, Thrive Jenks client relations manager, Thrive Jenks’ focus on community and its many amenities. In the photo, they are overlooking one of the property’s three courtyards.
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Thrive, a residential multi-family property in downtown Jenks, is nearing completion.
Thrive Jenks broke ground in December 2015 and is a development by ERC, which has been building single family and multi-family residential properties in the South and Midwest since 1957. ERC’s first Thrive development opened in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2015.
“Our goal is that Thrive be a catalyst for growth in Jenks,” says Eve Rosin, experience designer for Thrive and ERC Companies.
The Jenks property will feature six buildings, with a total of 168 living spaces, or units, from 616 to 1,100 square feet.
Amenities include garages, a dog park, bicycle rentals, a commuting program to encourage bicycling and walking, a saltwater pool, and yoga and fitness studios.
Three of the apartment buildings contain a center courtyard to encourage community gatherings, which is at the core of Thrive’s lifestyle motto.
The idea is that clients can come home and open their door to this courtyard area where they can spend time recreationally and meet their neighbors as well, says Rosin.
“We are trying to create a feeling of community.”
Each courtyard contains a different amenity: the saltwater pool, a community green space, and the fitness and yoga studios.
In an effort to further foster community, Thrive plans to utilize its green space for events not only targeted to Thrive clients, says Christian Rodriguez, Thrive Jenks client relations manager.
“Clients can offer ideas for events and content, such as using our green space for a yoga night or a movie night,” he says. “And these events will be open to the community.”
Thrive is also making efforts to appeal to travelers and the Airbnb followers, with its VRBO (vacation rental by owner) option.
Thrive will offer three one bedroom-one bathroom rentable living spaces fully stocked with linens, towels and kitchen utensils and with washer and dryer units, with a two-night minimum stay.
“Individuals renting a VRBO have full access to all of Thrive’s services: yoga, cardio, bicycle rentals,” says Rosin. “VRBO’s are for those whom a hotel might not suit their needs, or they want access to more amenities.”
Thrive Jenks has a few living spaces currently occupied with more continuing to open through the spring.
Rodriguez suggests following Thrive Jenks on Facebook as a way to stay informed on the property’s current availability.