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.
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 sharing information with our members in order to give them information to make the best decision possible regarding future plans.
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. As part of the Illuminus family, we provide our Charter Club members with the opportunity to tour The Marquardt, the original Illuminus community located in Watertown, WI. Charter Club members had the chance to understand the design of The Marquardt campus, 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
How does the Charter Club work?
The Charter Club gives members the opportunity to express an interest and take advantage of the benefits of reserving a residence at the new senior living community coming to the Madison area. While there is no obligation to reserve an apartment home, joining the Charter Club provides the opportunity to be among the first to see the details and take advantage of introductory pricing and the best selection of residences. In addition, as a founding member of the Charter Club, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to influence programs and enjoy members-only events.
How can I/we reserve one of the new 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 director of marketing and sales to review all the details. At that time, you can decide if you would like to reserve an apartment home. If so, you’ll need to place 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.
When will final pricing and floor plans be available?
We are working with our design team and contractor to develop the floor plans and monitor the cost of construction. Charter Club members will be the first to see floor plans and have the opportunity to take advantage of the introductory pricing.
What advantages do I receive by having priority pick of floor plans as a Charter Club Member?
Charter Club members will have first choice to reserve preferred apartment size, type, location and select apartment finishes.
Hear what our Charter Club Members have to say
"We decided to join the Charter Club because we are interested in The Cesta and this is a good way to get more information. The Charter Club allows us to get up to date information on The Cesta, meet and socialize with other possible residents and gives us priority selection of unit and some finishings. We also have input that has an impact on the development of The Cesta.
The location and philosophy of The Cesta are the two main things that make us very interested."
- Michael and Judy, Charter Club Members
"We were in the early stages of exploring senior living options and were impressed with the planning that was underway by The Cesta team. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to be involved from the planning through potential construction phases.
One of the biggest benefits to club membership are the educational resources that are offered related to this phase of our lives. An example of this was the downsizing seminar presented by Moving Forward, a company specializing in Senior moves and relocation.
We are living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s so we know that more assistance will be needed as time passes. We are most interested in the care model being proposed for The Cesta such that as these needs progress from independent living to assisted living and beyond, the care can be delivered within your own apartment early on with transitioning to higher care levels being possible. We were also impressed with another Illuminus community, The Marquardt in Watertown, WI. This is especially notable when compared to other facilities in the Madison area."
- Kathy and Mark, Charter Club Members