Epproach Smart Apartment site in Columbus, OH featured in Columbus Business First article

303 is a former nightclub site turned multifamily residence, featuring a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments.

WILMINGTON, NC – Jan. 10, 2018 – Epproach Communications, the leading provider of scalable, high-capacity WiFi and data networks, has been providing WiFi and Internet and smart apartment services to 303, a new, high-tech, luxury apartment community located in the heart of the RiverSouth district in downtown Columbus, OH.

Local online news source, Columbus Business First, recently published an article profiling the site for its unique Smart Apartment technology, provided by Epproach.


Take a look inside 303 – Borror’s high-tech downtown apartment project

By Tristan Navera, Staff Reporter, Columbus Business First

Borror’s new downtown apartments mark a turn to smart technology for the developer.

The building is called 303 and features an 89-unit community on South Front Street. Leasing has begun and the first residents will try out “smart apartment” technology that Borror wants to introduce in other communities.


Through a phone app, all residents can control the temperature remotely, and for a fee, they can control lights and appliances. The tech can be linked to an Amazon Echo device for voice control, too.

Other controls, such as window sensors, could be added down the road. The company’s app already allows residents to pay rent, submit work orders and receive news and messages about events from management, said Kaileigh Steiner, regional manager for Borror’s downtown properties.

“This is where the market is going,” said Danielle Sugarman, vice president of apartment operations for the company. “It’s almost impossible to find something you can’t do with your phone anymore.”

Most of the units in the building are 450-square-foot studio units, but there are one-bedroom units from 540 to 750 square feet and some two-bedroom units of about 1,000 square feet. Apartments feature high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and large windows that take advantage of the building’s location a few blocks from the downtown riverfront.

Studios rent for $1,015 to $1,255 a month, rent for one-bed apartments ranges from $1,255 to $1,885, and 2-beds range from $1,955 to $2,355.

Borror began construction on the project in August 2016 with M+A Architects as designer, American Structurepoint as civil engineer and Schaefer as structural engineer.

The building also features parking for residents and a rooftop patio and grilling area. Borror has worked with local restaurants and businesses to secure deals for its residents, as well as reduced prices at nearby Snap Fitness.

Leasing has gone well, officials say, with strong numbers for wintertime, when move-ins typically are slow.

“People want to live the urban core and when you’re there, the city really is an amenity of itself,” Steiner said.