New townhouses are coming to NoDa, with prices starting in the $500,000s

Rendering of Highland Park townhouses on 33rd Street.
Rendering of Highland Park townhouses on 33rd Street.

Charlotte builder Saussy Burbank said Wednesday that a new townhouse development in NoDa will be called Highland Park, and prices will start in the low $500,000s.

The townhouses will be located adjacent to Heist Brewery, on a block bordered by North Davidson Street, East 33rd Street and North Brevard Street. The development will total 33 townhouses, each with three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a two-car garage, porch and open loft spaces.

The name comes from Highland Mill, the former textile mill turned apartments on the site.

“NoDa is Charlotte’s best example of urban lifestyle in its truest form. We saw an opportunity to bring an important hallmark of modern urbanism there – the classic townhouse common to downtown districts in New York, Philadelphia, Washington or other great American cities,” said Bob Zweier, Saussy Burbank’s president, in a statement.

This is Saussy Burbank’s first townhouse development. The company has previously developed single-family houses in infill neighborhoods such as Cherry.

The interiors of the new townhouses will include hardwood floors, brick accent walls, cable rail stairs, as well as high ceilings and an open floor plan on the main level. Another touch: The townhouses will include a “flexible lockout space” which can have its own entrance and door a few steps below street level, and can be separated from the other interior spaces. That can serve as a short-term rental space, such as an AirBnB, or an in-law suite.

Rendering of Highland Park townhouses on Brevard Street. Courtesy of Saussy Burbank.

Saussy Burbank is hoping to attract young buyers who are tired of renting but want to buy in a close-in, urban setting instead of moving to the suburbs. Downsizing Baby Boomers are another target market.

Zweier emphasized the area’s “walkable, bike-friendly” setting, as well as the nearby Blue Line light rail extension opening by March 2018.

Charlotte architect Terry Shook, principal and founding partner at Shook Kelley, is the architect for Highland Park. For more information, you can go to

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo