The VUE, a luxury apartment complex located in Wichita, Kansas, was named Project of the Year by the Wichita Business Journal! The 184-unit sprawling apartment complex has a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units.
Bob Simpson, President of the project’s general contractor Simpson Construction Services, believes that what sets the VUE Apartments apart from other complexes in the area is its focus on technology integration and on a design that encourages community amongst its residents. Benjamin Van Eps, BR&P Architect and Partner who worked on the project, says what also sets it apart is the quality and its amenities. “It’s a few notches above the typical multi-family complex.”
Those amenities include a 5,800 sq. ft. resort style clubhouse, a 24-hour fitness center, a kitchen area to host gourmet events and wine tastings, a business center, and a conference center that can be reserved by residents.
The apartments themselves, include high-quality cabinetry, large windows, lofty ceilings, granite countertops and personal patios. The Vue is also one of the first sites in Wichita to offer gigabit internet service.
Built adjacent to a 30-acre lake, the pet-friendly community includes a walking path along the waterfront, a pet washing station, as well as lounge areas complete with a fire pit, heated swimming pool and outdoor grilling stations.
“The Vue provides a place for residents to come home to relax and enjoy the important moments of their lives,” says Peter Catanese, vice president of the apartments’ managing firm, Key Management Co. “All in the type of luxury not always found in apartment living.”
Architect: Butler, Rosenbury & Partners dba Geoffrey H. Butler, AIA
Owner: HCW Development Co. LLC
General Contractor: Simpson Construction Services
Consulting Engineers: CJD Engineering