Grand Junction apartment complex filing fast

Phil Castle, The Business Times

The first building at the Railyard at Rimrock has opened to tenants. When completed at the end of the year, the Grand Junction apartment complex will include seven buildings with a total of 196 units. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)
Gretchen Moss

Gretchen Moss has worked a long time as a property manager, but her experience in Grand Junction has been unique.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s just amazing,” said Moss, property manager at the Railyard at Rimrock apartment complex.

Only one of the seven buildings at the complex has opened. But at the end of February, 75 of the 196 units that ultimately will be available already had been leased.

“The response has been very overwhelming,” Moss said. “There is such a need for housing.”

Located south of the Rimrock Marketplace, the Railyard at Rimrock will include seven buildings with 28 units each.

The buildings include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Every unit comes with full-size washers and dryers and other appliances. Some of the units come with attached garages, while a detached garage also is available. Monthly rents range from $875 to $1,575. 

A centrally located club includes a business and fitness center A swimming pool and patio and grill area also will be constructed, as will a bicycle storage and repair area.

The first building opened to tenants on March 1. Moss said additional buildings are scheduled to open May 1 and June 1, with the remaining four buildings opening every 45 days afterward. The $33 million project is scheduled for completion Dec. 19.

Moss said tenants are coming from not only elsewhere in Colorado, but also California, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. “It’s all over the United States.”

Most of the tenants are moving to the area for jobs, she said. Many of the tenants have indicated they’re ultimately interested in buying homes, but opted to rent in the interim.

For additional information about the Railyard at Rimrock, call 432-4109 or visit the website at