The first batch of more than 250 apartments near the roundabout at Sappington Station and Annapolis Roads is on track to be completed by April, and leases are being accepted now.
Officials from Johnson Development said they have already received inquiries for the Haven at Odenton Gateway, which is one of a handful of new apartment complexes under construction or planned in the area.
Johnson officials said they hope to address a housing need for new federal workers coming to the area as a result of expansion at Fort Meade.
“We think there’s a lot of interest in this area and this type of product,” said Jennifer Geroux, the Haven’s property manager. “We’re excited to get folks in here.”
The Haven at Odenton Gateway will have one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The one-bedroom units will go for $1,499 per month, the two bedrooms will rent for $1,799 per month and the three-bedroom units are $1,999 per month.
Department of Defense employees and military members can receive a 5 percent discount.
During a tour of the construction site last week, Johnson officials outlined the features of the apartment complex, including a dog park, outdoor pool with cabana and grilling stations and a tot lot. The complex’s clubhouse will feature a business center with iMac computers and free Wi-Fi, plus a theater room and fitness center.
There will be eight apartment buildings, plus a clubhouse. All parking will be reserved, and residents can pay extra for garage parking.
Johnson associate Dan Rountree said the company hopes to have 16 units available for move-in by April, with a new building ready every three weeks.
He said the buildings will be environmentally friendly and certified “silver” under the National Association of Homebuilders Green Building Program.
Work on the apartments has been feverish in the past two months. Site superintendent Russ Henningsen said there are about 160 people working on-site each day, and that will peak at close to 250 over the winter.
Meanwhile, work also has begun on road improvements on Annapolis Road and Sappington Station Road to allow easy access to the development.
The Haven at Odenton Gateway is the first part of a broader development on the site, which will include a 60,000-square-foot medical building from Johns Hopkins and Anne Arundel Medical System and an urgent care clinic from Patient First.
There also is a space set aside for retail, but that has not yet been claimed. Elm Street Development is the master developer for the entire 18-acre Odenton Gateway site.