NRP Group has found success in providing transit information for its residents from their apartment community common areas. Phillip Boatwright, Senior Regional Vice President, The NRP Group discusses their benefits.
Where and when were these transit lounges created?
The lounges are an expansion of The NRP Group’s existing transit screens, which are hosted at a handful of NRP properties across the country, including Parkwood at Optimist Park in Charlotte, N.C.; Avanti in St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Edge 1909 in Pittsburgh. The company is currently developing transit lounges at 39 New York Avenue in Jersey City, N.J.; and BLVD at Revere Beach Apartment Community in Revere, Mass., and plans to include the amenity in additional NRP developments down the line.
What information do the lounges provide?
The lounges are designed to give the residents spaces to wait for a train, bus or car. The screens show updated weather, local activities and sporting events, public transportation schedules and ride-hailing status in real time.
Where are they located?
Transit lounges are connected to each property’s clubhouse or leasing center, allowing residents to access the information on the transit screens whether they’re passing by on their way home or looking for a place to hang out.
What feedback have they received from residents?
Residents say the transit screens have become part of their daily routines. When NRP completes the transit lounges, it anticipates they will become the ideal spot to meet with friends or wait for a ride.