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Arnold Companies Announces Plans to Redevelop Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club

August 13, 2011

Arnold Companies Announces Plans to Redevelop  Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club

New Residential Option to Offer Resort-like Amenities, Lake Access

COLUMBIA, S.C., August 13, 2011 – People who have always dreamed of living at Lake Murray and enjoying its natural beauty and recreational opportunities will soon have a new option.

The Arnold Companies, a Columbia-based commercial development firm has announced plans to redevelop Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club in Irmo, S.C. The centerpiece of the project is Marina Bay Apartments, a 216-unit luxury residential community, transforming the longtime lake landmark and boating destination into Lake Murray’s newest sought-after address.

The Marina Bay developer, Ben Arnold says, “Marina Bay is designed to satisfy a pent-up need for luxury living on the lake without having to purchase a home. The Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club is the perfect location for this project because of the sheer size of the site – 12 acres - and it offers spectacular lakeside views and direct access for boaters. It’s also convenient to downtown Columbia, Lexington and the University of South Carolina.”

Marina Bay will offer a variety of floor plans with one, two, and three bedrooms, ranging in size from 855 to 1,450 square feet with your own personal outdoor living space. Each home will be built under the 2010 Energy Star Guidelines and will have contemporary finishes, including wood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Each building boasts wide corridors and elevators plus gated parking with 545 spaces, 18 garages, and upper-level sun decks with comfortable lounge furnishings.

Marina Bay residents will enjoy an array of resort-style amenities, including a 2,000-square-foot heated swimming pool, the Body Shop fitness center, a grilling deck with patio seating and stone fire pit, Wi-Fi connections throughout the facility, a modern theater and entertainment room, as well as exclusive resident parties and community events.

Those who love lake living will not be disappointed. Marina Bay residents and guests will have access to the state-of-the-art marina center that includes a launch ramp, 269 boat slips, the Lake Murray Boat Club (Nautical Toys), a car and boat wash facility and an on-site, full-service ship store and fueling dock. After a day on the lake or fun in the sun, they can partake in Lake Murray’s soon-to-be most popular restaurant, also located at the Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club. This new restaurant will feature a casual atmosphere and delicious food selections including local seafood and fresh ingredients.

Says Arnold, “Lake Murray is among the Midlands most valuable natural resources and recreational assets. It’s exciting to bring a new residential option that will allow people to fully enjoy this rare jewel.”

Construction on Marina Bay is expected to begin mid September, with units available in summer 2012. The new Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club Center will be opening May 2012.

Arnold Construction is the construction management company for Marina Bay. Arnold Construction is working in conjunction with Arnold Companies as the developer and InterMark Management as the property management firm.

For more information:
InterMark Management
P: 803.744.9252
E: marinabayapts@intermarkmgt.com

About Arnold Companies
Arnold Companies is one of the most diverse owners and developers of commercial and multi-family properties in the Southeast. The organization designs and builds properties that vary from traditional commercial real estate to mixed-use entertainment complexes, to neo-traditional town centers, elderly housing and marinas. For more information, contact Darcy Earhardt, Arnold Companies’ Marketing Manager, at (803) 731-4321.

About Arnold Construction
Arnold Construction Corporation specializes in design-build delivery systems to streamline the demanding construction process. The organization works directly with owners and/or their representatives to identify the scope of services needed. Controlling the entire construction process, Arnold Construction handles supply of materials, management of site personnel, and provides hands-on labor and equipment as necessary. For more information, contact Darcy Earhardt, Arnold Construction’s Marketing Manager, at (803) 731-4321.


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