The Edition on Rosemary opened its doors to residents on Dec. 13, nearly four months after its initially scheduled move-in date.
The delay, which pushed back the projected move-in date to Oct. 1, came after the plan to tap an existing water main underneath Rosemary Street was halted due to the degraded condition of the water line.
Adam Byrley, the chief operating officer of The Preiss Company which owns The Edition, said after the water and sewer lines were replaced, The Edition worked with the Town of Chapel Hill to satisfy requirements including the approval and issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.
Since the Dec. 13 opening date was so close to final exams for the fall semester, Byrley said residents were allowed to select their move-in date based on their own schedules. He said the company is very pleased with how well move-in is going.
“From preparing the Bluetooth key access for each resident to getting welcome move-in packets together, our team put in a lot of hard work in a short amount of time to get schedules created that worked for all of our residents,” Byrley said. “We prioritized the full completion of the interior residential units to ensure everyone could move in as soon as we were given the green light.”
As an apartment complex primarily marketed toward UNC students, the initial delays left many concerned about the inability to move in before the fall semester began on Aug. 21.
Residents were given three options during this time: staying in local hotels, finding temporary accommodations while receiving a $50 per day stipend or terminating their lease with a full refund.
With issues such as transportation and proximity to campus that arose, some residents were concerned with these alternative options.
The second delay came on Sept. 21 with no projected end in sight, which left residents with even more uncertainty.