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Strathmore Real Estate Group Moves Forward with Plan for More Apartments at Oak Shore Commons

As reported in the Traverse City Ticker, The former Bertha Vos Elementary School in Acme Township could soon be turned into residential housing after Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) trustees voted unanimously Monday to accept a $1,225,000 cash offer for the property from Strathmore Real Estate Group. The offer is $500,000 over the listed asking price of $725,000. Strathmore – the company behind the redevelopment of the Kmart property and a 186-unit planned housing complex called Oak Shore Commons in Acme – intends to convert the school building into residential units, according to Scott Hardy of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. Strathmore Real Estate Group together with Flint based E&L Construction Group continues construction on the first phase of Oak Shore Commons with the first wave of new apartments scheduled for delivery prior to June 2024. Strathmore principal Jacob Chappelle commented "We are pleased with the success of the project so far and are currently hiring maintenance and leasing staff. Reservations are progressing nicely and we are looking forward to opening this summer". For leasing information please contact Oak Shore Commons at


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