A 40-unit apartment complex for low-income senior adults is scheduled to open March 1 at N.C. 150 East and Overhead Bridge Road.
The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Housing Corp. and the Affordable Housing Group of NC Inc. collaborated on the project. The apartments are open to eligible seniors regardless of religious affiliation.
The development is called Curlin Commons in honor of Bishop William Curlin, retired head of the diocese.
The community will include 28 one-bedroom units at 718 square feet each and 12 two-bedroom units at 903 square feet each.
Rents will be from $251 to $530 a month for a one-bedroom and $304 to $610 for a two-bedroom, including water, sewer and garbage service. Each will have emergency call alarms.
The one- and two-bedroom apartments are available to anyone 55 or older who meets low-income requirements.
The maximum income limit for a single-person household will be $25,660. The maximum income limit for a two-person household will be $28,680.
"This is part of the basic mission of the diocese, which is to meet the needs of the people of Western North Carolina," diocesan spokesman David Hains said when work on the project started last year. "This is housing for low-income seniors who are likely to be hardest hit by the current economic downturn."
Six units will be wheelchair-accessible. Visiting providers will offer periodic social, health, educational and spiritual activities. The development will include a chapel, a community room, community kitchen, parlor, library, porches, patio and an elevator.
All units will include Energy Star appliances and are being built with eco-friendly green building materials.
Those interested in an apartment should call Excel Property Management at 919-878-0522, ext. 213.
Crews carving new Mooresville road
MOORESVILLE Crews have begun carving a road that will run behind the Sunridge Place town homes off Brawley School Road across from Lakeside Business Park.
The intersection of Brawley School Road and Rolling Hills Road, which runs through the park, will become a signalized four-way intersection, and the new northbound approach of the intersection will be the new direct access to Sunridge Place, Mooresville Transportation Planner Neil Burke said. The current entrance to Sunridge Place will be closed.
"This is an access management strategy to help limit the number of driveways along the Brawley School Road corridor," Burke said.
Brawley School Road is being widened to four lanes, and an Interstate 77 Exit 35 is planned.
Builder to open sales and decorating studio
DAVIDSON Kelly Custom Builders Inc. is scheduled to open a sales and decorating studio on Jan. 13 at South Main Square, in the downtown Davidson arts district.
A two-time "Best of the Lake" winner, Kelly Custom Builders has been in business in the Lake Norman area since 1993.
The studio will showcase the company's prior works in an elegantly decorated setting, owners Ray and Noelle Kelly said.
416-C S. Main St., in the former Craig Michael Photography Studio space; 704-987-7755; www.KellyCustomBuilders .com .