The Corona, a brand new community of efficiency and one bedroom apartment homes, is located in the Mid City Cultural District at the corner of North Street and North 19th Street in Baton Rouge. At one time, The Corona was the first Olinde Furniture Store in Baton Rouge. The building was renovated, and adapted to apartment homes while keeping much of the original exposed brickwork and industrial feel of the original building. Apartments at The Corona also have beautifully crafted cabinetry, sleek hardware and fixtures, elegant kitchen appliance packages, washer/dryer in all homes, faux wood flooring and spacious closets and baths. Historical charm meets contemporary living at The Corona! Utilities included are water, sewer, refuse disposal and pest control.
Just across the street, Belt Line Townhomes is a newly constructed community of two bedroom flats and three bedroom townhomes. These homes have that same contemporary interior design and appliances as its sister community, The Corona, but also have designated parking spaces at the rear of each home as well as additional storage in the master bath and cozy carpeting in all bedrooms. Utilities are the responsibility of the resident including electricity, water, sewer and refuse disposal; pest control is included in the rental rate.
I saw this place its really nice. However, this was my first experience with income based apartments and a process I would like to never experience again. The information and process was very invasive. I was asked to pay a deposit of $400 at the time I did the application. I was told that I probably made to much money, but she would let her manager and the company that reviews the application make the decision. The process was supposed to take between 5 to 7 days. It took a lot longer and I could never get in touch with anyone I called the office atleast 15 times in a day and no one ever answered the phone and I left messages that were never returned. After contacting the company that oversaw the construction of the complex I finally received a call back which from the conversation made it sound as if the paper work was never submitted to whomever it was supposed to be. I was finally told that I did indeed make too much money and I would not be getting the apartment. I asked when would I get my deposit back, I was told that it would have to come from New Orleans and I couldnt be given an actually time frame it could possibly take two weeks. I live in Baton Rouge. I shouldnt have to go through the ringer to get my money back for an apartment I cannot rent. Its been a week and two days, I have called at least three times a day for the past week and I have not gotten an answer not one time and I have left several messages and still no return calls and its beyond frustrating that I have to go through all of this to get my money back.
Beltline and Corona Apartments are a great place to live. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the apartments are very quiet and peaceful!!!!