Friday, December 1, 2023

Here’s an update on the apartment complex in Phoebus

Screenshot the Monroe Gates rendering (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Whitmore Management LLC)
Screenshot the Monroe Gates rendering (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Whitmore Management LLC)

HAMPTON — Monroe Gates, the proposed newest apartment complex in Phoebus, was supposed to start construction earlier this year.

So what’s the hold up?

The weather and other delays, said Kay Harlow, one of the business partners and principal at Whitmore Management LLC, based in Yorktown.

“Construction is not something you can pinpoint,” Harlow said. “The weather is one of our largest delays and we can’t control some of those delays.”

The apartment complex will have 162 market place units with a combination of one and two-bedroom units. Each unit will have granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a washer and dryer. Amenities include a swimming pool, a media center, a clubhouse with a fitness room and a dog park.

Monroe Gates, is just one of the company’s apartment rental communities.

Previously, Harlow’s business partner, Daniel W. Aston, told WYDaily he was hopping to “break ground” no later than Oct. 1 with construction beginning in early January, according to a August 2018 WYDaily article.

Aston also said the apartment would be move-in ready in spring 2020.

Harlow said the site had a slab which had to be demolished and starting at the end of July they will begin construction with the apartments complete in the winter of 2020 to the beginning of 2021. The project timeline is 16-18 months.

“it is a terrific apartment site and we’re looking to add quality housing to that area,” Harlow said.

Aston did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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