At Towne Properties, we love what we do. When we were still a young company back in the 1960’s, we realized that our residents wanted more than just a place to hang their hat. They want to enjoy a sense of community. To belong. To love where they live. So for us, it’s not just about building and managing apartments. With every project we build, and in every community we manage, our goal is to create a sense of community and become part of the bigger community, the neighborhood, the city, and the region. Becoming an integral part of the communities in which we operate is two-fold. The first element is giving back to the community to support others both on a corporate level and a grass roots level with our residents. The second ongoing initiative is giving back to the planet by incorporating green initiatives wherever we can.
Great Places to Give
Giving isn’t just about a company writing a fat check to a charity. Although we’re proud of the support we provide to ArtsWave, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (we were their first corporate team in 1998, and have been an active contributor and fund-raiser since then), and United Way on a corporate level, Towne Properties is most proud of the grass roots fundraising by our associates and our residents. From Beck’s Bakery bake sales to Crawl for a Cure our associates and residents have raised tens of thousands for charities throughout all the metropolitan areas in which we do business. And every year our residents help us give back through our annual Great Places to Give campaign. Here is how we give back at The Enclave:
Towne Properties is proud to have constructed Cincinnati’s first LEED certified apartment community at DeSales Flats in East Walnut Hills. But “being green” or “going green” encompasses so much more. Energy and water efficiency improvements can save our residents money while also having a positive impact on the environment. So from making our apartment homes more efficient with LED lighting and low flow shower heads and commodes, to community gardens and recycling, we encourage each community to choose its own path and invite participation among its residents. Here are some of the steps taken at The Enclave:
• Replacement of incandescent interior apartment light bulbs with LED or CFL on turnovers, exterior pole lights were replaced in 2017 with LED, clubhouse exterior lighting replaced with LED in 2018.
• Reducing water waste by using low flow toilets, faucets, shower heads, and encouraging residents to report any leaks.
• We utilize timers on our model’s interior lights. Motion detector lighting is in place in the lower level of our clubhouse at the fitness center, laundry room, and restrooms.
• Water conservation tips, energy conservation tips, and recycling tips appear at various times of the year on the maintenance page of our community newsletter.
• A “pet walking” area is on the outer perimeter of our community where dog owners will find doggie pots at each corner. This path also provides residents with an almost one mile hike around the community
• The Enclave residents and team members support a local teacher in the summer for school supplies and at Christmas for hats, gloves and mittens.