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June 20, 2018

Groundbreaking held at Beacon at Gateway luxury apartments

Photo / Maureen Milliken The entrance to the under-construction Beacon at Gateway 288-unit apartment complex in Scarborough.

SCARBOROUGH — A groundbreaking was held Wednesday at 249 Payne Road, site of the Beacon at Gateway apartment community, which will include 288 apartments when it’s completed.

The development, at the corner of Payne Road and Haigis Parkway, is across from Cabela’s plaza. Apartments range from a $1,425 a 644-square-foot studio to $2325 for a 1,408 square foot three-bedroom apartment.

The development is owned by The Residences at Gateway LLC which is a joint venture between affiliates of KGI Properties, The Simon Konover Co., and Devine Capital. The first building is expected to be ready for occupancy this fall.

Ben Devine, principal at Devine Capital, at the Wednesday groundbreaking said the development is “Maine living, enhanced.”

Billed as luxury apartments, amenities include stainless steel appliances and including full size washers and dryers; private decks and patios; intercom system. 24-hour maintenance and and package acceptance. Some units also have walk-in closets and views of the woods. Detached garages are available for rent. The development’s website is taking applications for apartments.

The complex also has a “resort style-pool,” fitness center, clubhouse and business center.

“Living at The Beacon is designed to be carefree,” said Dena Stockman, property manager. There is on-site staff for maintenance, landscaping and snow removal.

“We want our residents to pursue life and let us worry about the rest,” Stockman said.

The location has held significance throughout Scarborough’s history, starting with the area’s first settlers who lit beacons on the top of nearby Scottow Hill. according to a news release. The community’s name is inspired by those settlers, as it intends to be a modern-day beacon, guiding residents home who will be contributing to the town and region, developers said.

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