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Charter Members enjoying an event at Terravessa's Flight Wine & Bourbon Bar

Charter Your Next Adventure

Join the Charter Club today and envision your future at The Cesta! Take advantage of this opportunity to meet your future neighbors and remain informed about our community as we move forward with development...all at your own pace.

Start Exploring with our Charter Club

Now is a great time to learn more about The Cesta and explore your options without making a commitment or feeling rushed to make a decision. The Charter Club provides interested parties with the opportunity to learn more about our community as we progress through the planning phase and decide if and when to move forward.

Charter Club members will be the first to learn about our pricing, timeline, campus amenities, and will even have a say in campus amenities and policies. Best of all, when we begin reserving apartment homes, Charter Club members will be given first priority!

You can become a member of the Charter Club by simply putting down a small, fully-refundable deposit and receive:

  • Priority selection of your future apartment floor plan, location and view.

  • Invitations to member-only events designed to provide you with opportunities to learn, grow and develop new relationships with a group of peers.

  • Early access to information regarding the development and the neighborhood.

  • A chance to voice your opinion on policies and final design details.

  • An opportunity to keep The Cesta as an option as you continue your research.

Be a part of something unique. Be a part of the community before the walls are built.

Tour of School

Types of Charter Club Events

Charter Club Exclusive Events

The Charter Club provides a unique opportunity to learn about Illuminus, our new neighborhood, and each other as the project progresses. Our events are focused on building community and providing our members with the newest information available, offering a front row view to our progress. We keep in touch with our Charter Club members, educate, and build trust over time so that members are informed and able make the decision that is best for their future.

Examples of recent Charter Club events include:

Tour of Forest Edge Elementary

We are proud to be part of a neighborhood that is focused on sustainability and building for the future. The Charter Club recently met with the principal and enjoyed a tour of Forest Edge Elementary, the first Net Zero Energy school in Wisconsin. Forest Edge Elementary is offering residents of The Cesta volunteer opportunities.

Flight Wine & Bourbon Bar Event

The Terravessa neighborhood is designed to include retail options for all residents. Within a few steps of The Cesta site is Flight Wine & Bourbon Bar. Offering over 40 types of bourbon and a self-serve wine concept, Flight will provide those living at The Cesta with yet another option for delicious appetizers and a fun, upscale place to gather. Charter Club members enjoyed a private event at Flight and learned more about new businesses slated for our future neighborhood.

Tour of The Marquardt

We get it, visualizing The Cesta development may not be easy. That’s why we provide Charter Club members with ongoing opportunities to tour The Marquardt, the original Illuminus community located in Watertown, WI. Charter Club members have the chance to understand The Marquardt campus, experience, experience the quality of the finishes, and enjoy lunch based on a Fitchburg-inspired cuisine, all while in the company of fellow Charter Club members.

Charter Club Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community offers independent living apartments and access to higher levels of care and services, should you need them, all on one campus. Life Plan Communities provide a number of valuable services and amenities as part of one convenient monthly service fee. Communities typically focus on supporting the independence of residents and offer maintenance-free living, while providing priority access to care when needed. Communities also take responsibility for re-leasing residences once residents have vacated. A move to a Life Plan Community reduces the burdens of ongoing yard and home maintenance, proactively positions you for future health care, and is a gift to loved ones who may someday be responsible for coordinating care.

Is The Cesta not-for-profit?

Yes, The Cesta is not-for-profit. This means all proceeds generated from operations are not given to owners or investors, but are re-invested back into the community to improve programs and services. It also means The Cesta will strive to continue to provide care to those who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own.

Does The Cesta charge an entrance fee?

Yes, like many Life Plan Communities, The Cesta will require payment of an entrance fee upon move in. Entrance fees provide financial stability for the community and result in more consistency in the resident population than you might experience in a rental community. Typically, residents use the proceeds from the sale of their house to pay the entrance fee upon move-in. When the apartment home is re-leased, a portion of the entrance fee is refunded to the resident or their estate.

How does the Charter Club work?

The Charter Club gives members the opportunity to express an interest in reserving an apartment home at The Cesta. While there is no obligation to reserve a residence, joining the Charter Club provides the opportunity to be among the first to see the details, take advantage of introductory pricing and will offer the best selection of apartment homes. In addition, as a founding member of the Charter Club, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to influence everything from menus to programs and enjoy members-only events.

How can I/we reserve one of the apartment homes?

Joining the Charter Club is the first step. It’s our way of knowing that you’re interested. When the plans and pricing are finalized, we will contact you according to your Charter Club member number. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with The Cesta team to review all the details and at that time, you can decide if you would like to reserve an apartment home. If so, you’ll be asked to put down a 10% deposit to secure your reservation.

How is my Charter Club member number determined?

Charter Club member numbers are determined on a first come, first-served basis. When you sign up for the Charter Club, you’ll be assigned a number based on when you join. The earlier you sign up, the lower your Charter Club member number will be and the sooner you’ll be invited to see all the details!

What are some benefits of joining the Charter Club?

If you are considering a move to a Life Plan Community at any point in the future, joining the Charter Club makes sense. Charter Club members will have first choice to reserve preferred apartment home size, type, location and select apartment finishes. Not only is there no obligation, but you’ll have opportunities to build relationships over time with future neighbors and participate in educational programs focused on downsizing and preparing your house for sale. In addition, you’ll have plenty of time to plan for your move and will receive support from The Cesta team all along the way.

When will the pricing and unit plans be available?

We are working with our design team and contractor to finalize the unit plans and cost of construction. Charter Club members will be among the first to see the unit and floor plans and take advantage of introductory pricing.

What if I/we decide to cancel our Charter Club Membership?

Your $500 Charter Club deposit will be refunded to you in keeping with the priority selection agreement.

Ready to discover more?

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