No room at the mill — Tourister apartments all rented out

A year and a half after opening, all 190 residential units in American Tourister mill are spoken for

By Ted Hayes
Posted 7/25/19

If you’re looking to rent an apartment at the American Tourister Mill, you’re in for a wait — the complex’s 190 residential units are all spoken for.

A staff member in the …

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No room at the mill — Tourister apartments all rented out

A year and a half after opening, all 190 residential units in American Tourister mill are spoken for

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If you’re looking to rent an apartment at the American Tourister Mill, you’re in for a wait — the complex’s 190 residential units are all spoken for.

A staff member in the mill’s rental office said Thursday that the last of the vacant units in the large main mill building was rented a few days ago, and there is now a waiting list. She didn’t have any information on how long someone hoping to rent there will have to wait, however.
The Tourister mill's first phase, which includes 190 apartments and dozens of commercial spaces, opened early last year. In the first few months of business, rentals were slow and developers dropped some rental prices and offered incentives to prospective residents. Following the price drop, rent was set at $1,325 for loft units and up to $3,550 for five-bedroom units.

While the main mill building is spoken for, work continues on the second phase of the two phase development project.

Approximately 100 more apartments are currently being built along the south end of the property, mostly on the site of an old warehouse building that was razed last summer. Work on that property is progressing slowly, and a certificate of occupancy, which would allow developers to start renting units, hinges on the completion of a new sewer pump station promised by developers during permitting for the project several years ago. That pump station is behind schedule, but Warren Town Planner Bob Rulli said he expects it will be complete by some time in early 2020.

For more on the project and other recent developments there, see the Warren Times this coming week.

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