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$6 mill. makeover underway at St. Martin apartment complex

Heritage Corporation is investing $6 million into the renovation. (Photo source: WLOX) Heritage Corporation is investing $6 million into the renovation. (Photo source: WLOX)
Residents say they are looking forward to the new amenities. (Photo source: WLOX) Residents say they are looking forward to the new amenities. (Photo source: WLOX)
Maintenance crews say the upgrades will benefit them time wise as well. (Photo source: WLOX) Maintenance crews say the upgrades will benefit them time wise as well. (Photo source: WLOX)
ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) -

The Reserve at Gulf Hills apartment complex in St. Martin was built in 1999, and is starting to show its age.

But signs of wear and tear are changing as Heritage Corporation, the owner of the complex, pumps $6 million of renovations into the 408 unit building.

“We're getting new flooring, new paint, new cabinets, new countertops. All of the light fixtures and hardware in the apartments are going to be completely brand new,” property manger Bethany Lewis explained.

But upgrades won't stop inside the apartments.

“We're having a brand new resident activity center built. It's going to be in the back of the property. We're having a second pool put in. There's going to be two new gyms," Lewis added. "There will be a separate weight and cardio room.” 

For Denise Rodriguez, the quiet family-friendly atmosphere is important to her.

“I have two kids so I think they're really going to enjoy the pool. I mean, we like it here but I think it's going to be a lot better, especially at the gym. I use it every day,” Rodriguez said.

The new upgrades are going over well with residents, but they aren't the only ones celebrating. The maintenance crew at the complex is happy as well.

“We'll be able to accomplish more things, as far as the little tedious things, that we haven't been able to get to because we're working on aging appliances. It's taking up a lot of time,” Mitch Malbrough explained.

With the new look, that time can now be spent better elsewhere.

Officials at the complex say it will take several months to complete all of the work.

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