‘Cel­e­bra­tion of Firsts’ at Bay Bridge Cove

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Real Estate -

STEVENSVILLE — On Satur­day, Sept. 16, McKee Builders of­fi­cially wel­comed its first res­i­dents at Bay Bridge Cove, its 55+ club­house com­mu­nity on Kent Is­land, and broke ground on the com­mu­nity club­house in a “Cel­e­bra­tion of Firsts.” Frank McKee Sr. and Frank McKee Jr. were joined by State Se­na­tor Steve Her­shey and State Del­e­gate Steve Arentz, and home­buy­ers Bill and Diane Hind­man, for the oc­ca­sion.

“This is a cel­e­bra­tion of a mile­stone,” said Frank McKee Jr. “It’s been a year since we ini­tially broke ground, and it’s been ex­cit­ing to see Bay Bridge Cove come to life. Now we’re pleased to be able to cel­e­brate two new firsts, our very first res­i­dents and the ground­break­ing for the club­house.”

The Club­house is at the core of Bay Bridge Cove’s life­style of­fer­ings. Plans in­clude a fit­ness cen­ter, bil­liard and card rooms, as well as an out­door pool, pickle ball court, bocce court, and com­mu­nity gar­den. There will be clubs and ac­tiv­i­ties, so­cial events and trips for home­own­ers, all of which will orig­i­nate at the Club­house.

The first home­own­ers, Diane and Bill Hind­man, came from Crofton, near An­napo­lis.

“We wanted to be closer to our grand­kids,” said Diane. “When McKee Builders first posted the sign for Bay Bridge Cove, my daugh­ter called me. Bay Bridge Cove is prac­ti­cally across the street from her. We signed up at the first ground­break­ing, about a year ago, and put ev­ery­thing in mo­tion. We moved in three weeks ago.”

The Hind­mans chose the Lau­rel model at Bay Bridge Cove.

“There were no mod­els yet so we picked it out from the ar­chi­tec­tural draw­ings,” said Bill. “We loved the open con­cept, and we’re re­ally happy with how the house has turned out.”

Now walk­ing dis­tance from their grand­chil­dren, the couldn’t be hap­pier.

“We used to miss many of their games and school ac­tiv­i­ties; now we’re close enough to be at ev­ery one,” Diane said.

The cou­ple is also look­ing for­ward to the life­style at Bay Bridge Cove.

“We came from a 55+ com­mu­nity, and we loved it,” said Diane. “Ours how­ever didn’t have a club­house. Now that we’re re­tired, we’re look­ing for ways to so­cial­ize. It’s a win-win, hav­ing the grand­kids within walk­ing dis­tance and the club­house, pool and ac­tiv­i­ties right at our doorstep.” Hind­mans

McKee Builders of­fi­cially broke ground on the club­house at its 55+ club­house com­mu­nity Bay Bridge Cove in Stevensville. From left, Frank McKee Jr. and Frank McKee Sr. were joined by State Del­e­gate Steve Arentz and State Se­na­tor Steve Her­shey for the ground­break­ing cer­e­mony.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

From left, new home­own­ers Diane and Bill Hind­man stand in front of their new home with de­vel­oper Frank McKee Jr. The Hind­mans are the first res­i­dents at Bay Bridge Cove, McKee’s 55+ club­house com­mu­nity in Stevensville. They have a daugh­ter who lives in the neigh­bor­ing com­mu­nity of El­len­dale.

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