Construction accident delays opening of Highland Regency apartments

NEW ULM – The Highland Regency House, a new senior independent living apartment community being built in New Ulm, has rescheduled its grand opening celebrations after a construction accident set back its opening date.

The apartment building, which was originally scheduled to open this weekend, will instead hold grand opening ceremonies on Sept. 20-21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to a press release, an accident involving a contractor caused severe damage to an outdoor electrical transformer that significantly impacted the buildings’ electrical services. Crews are working to fix the areas impacted. No one was hurt in the accident, but tenants who were expecting to move in have had to delay their plans.

“We are extremely fortunate that the damage was contained and no one was hurt or injured” said Michael Klatt, chief executive officer and president of The Lutheran Home Association, the management company for Highland Regency House. “Rescheduling the grand opening event allows us time to correct any issues and move residents into their new home as soon as possible. We look forward to celebrating with the community and residents next month. We want to thank the New Ulm police, fire and public works departments for their assistance during this time.”

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