The newly (and way past due) renovations have helped these units a lot. Grounds and facilities overall have great potential in a great location.
Only time will tell if management and staff steps up to the challenge and takes cleaning and maintenance seriously with the newer units. If they don't, the renovations will be completely obliterated by problems very quickly. Building 11 has some great inside improvements. However, the steps leading to the units are old and falling apart. Kitchen area was not very clean (utensils, closet, etc) and the rest of the unit is already showing wear. Turning the gas fireplace on emits a strong gas odor that does not dissipate even with the windows and doors open. I have a gas fireplace at home, and I know there's a light smell for a few moments, but after two hours in the unit with doors and windows open, I realized the fireplace was not to be used -- should NEVER be used in this unit. Apparently renovations haven't added any insulation or sound deadening between units, because we still hear neighboring conversations both above and beside our unit. :-(
After several years of "special assessments" on top of maintenance fees, I fear BRV and Festiva just might not even have what it takes to operate this league of property.
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