105-unit apartment complex proposed for Central Avenue

A Charlotte-based developer is proposing to build a 105-unit apartment complex on Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood, adding to the area’s apartment boom.

DPJ Residential has filed paperwork to rezone a site on Central Avenue at Westover Street. The 2-acre site is currently home to the bar Tommy’s Pub and Backstage Vintage Apparel.

The site plan calls for two buildings, one three-story and one four-story, along with a swimming pool.

D. Porter Jones, the founder of DPJ Residential, is also building a 77-unit apartment complex on Freedom Drive. That apartment complex is expected to be finished early next year. Jones couldn’t immediately be reached Friday.

Jones has said he wants to focus on building smaller apartment complexes than the 250 to 300 unit buildings that have sprung up in South End and uptown.

Levine Properties is also building a 105-unit apartment building several blocks away, at the southwest corner of St. Julien Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

Charlotte is in the midst of a major apartment boom, with construction at record levels. Developers are building more than 10,000 units, with the same number planned to follow.

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