New Apartments to Look Out For in the Valley

New places are available in a variety of different price points. Here’s a sampling

Parker Reed, Rebecca Mennecke

With the approval of several new big apartment projects in recent years, new apartments are becoming available all over the Chippewa Valley at a variety of price points. We’ve assembled a few of them here, but many more are currently in the pipeline and will become available in the coming weeks and months. (Check out our list from 2021 for a look at some other residential projects.)


The Woodspire 
Located: South side of Eau Claire, near Lowes Creek County Park 
2267 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire
Date: Coming summer 2022
Price: $910-$2,355 per month
thewoodspire.com

This new location offers unparalleled amenities, chic interiors, and beautiful green spaces – all conveniently located on Eau Claire’s south side with quick access to highways. The space features a private 16-acre-park-like space and private access to the adjoining 300 acre Lowes Creek County Park, offering plenty of hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails. 


The Barstow Commons 
Located: Downtown Eau Claire 
131 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire 
Date: Recently opened
Price: $845-$1,820 per month
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Extensive renovations transformed the six-story building that houses US Bank in downtown Eau Claire into Barstow Commons. Pablo Group says it worked to preserve Art Deco elements of the historic 1930 building, whose upper floors were converted into 28 residential units. The apartments offer views of the nearby Eau Claire River, as well as the rest of the downtown, while the bank and other offices will remain on the building’s lower two floors. Barstow Commons began renting units late last year.


The Guild 
Located: downtown Eau Claire 
860 Porter Ave., Eau Claire
Date: Already completed
Price: $1,425-$2,690
TheGuildEC.com

Offering unparalleled views of the Chippewa River and completed in 2020, The Guild is an upscale apartment complex inside the former Syverson Lutheran Home in downtown Eau Claire. The four-story building includes 48 units with 20 unique floor plans, ranging in size from 507 square feet to 2,829 square feet. According to the developer, Pablo Group, “Amenities include a guest suite, yoga studio, community rooms, a fitness room with commercial-grade equipment, spacious lobby, and outdoor gathering spaces. ... The Guild provides immediate access to the very best Eau Claire has to offer, while also offering a taste of the quiet life, secluded on the edge of the Third Ward district, against the bank of the Chippewa River, and presenting the very best of home life in the convenience of luxury apartment living.”


River Ridge Luxury Townhomes 
Located: in Altoona, near Woodman's 
1015 Blazing Star Blvd., Altoona
Date: Either completed or will be completed in Spring 2022
Price: $1,450-$2,050
riverridgetownhomes.com

From upscale amenities to luxurious features, these new townhomes have access to walking or running on paved trails to River Prairie Park. River Ridge is located just across from the new River Prairie development, a family-friendly spot for outdoor music, restaurants, and even a splash pad in the River Prairie Park. The location also features on-site park-like pavilions with gas grills and a host of other features.


Theodora Rowhomes
Located: 3205-3265 Fairfax St., Eau Claire
Price: $889-$2,496
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Theodora Rowhomes feature private garages, private green spaces, and private keyless entry. All units are side-by-side with no one living above or below while featuring shared walls with extra-insulation against sound. No shared hallways or elevators and packages are delivered straight to the owner’s door, not a communal mailroom. Windows on north and south walls are great for natural light and ventilation. Interiors include luxury vinyl flooring, modern kitchens with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, unique recessed strip light in ceiling and upscale fixtures in thoughtfully designed floor plans. 


City Line Heights
Located: 299 Fairfax St., Altoona
Price: $1,100-$1,595
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City Line Heights is a brand-new property located on one of the highest points in Altoona, making for exceptional views. This apartment complex offers large one, two, and three bedroom units with many modern features including, vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, personal balconies, fireplaces, and incredibly large closets. The complex currently sits on the Eau Claire/Altoona city boundary.