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Infill townhouses planned on W. Tremont Avenue

Site plan by Axiom Architecture for townhouses on W. Tremont Ave., filed as part of a rezoning petition with the city of Charlotte.
Site plan by Axiom Architecture for townhouses on W. Tremont Ave., filed as part of a rezoning petition with the city of Charlotte.

A developer is planning to build 16 townhouses at a site on West Tremont Avenue currently used for industrial buildings and a parking lot.

The site is adjacent to the Helix South End development, a 29-unit townhouse project under construction. Helix is already 50 percent pre-sold with prices starting from $375,000 to $500,000, depending on unit size.

The West Tremont townhouses are being developed by Frank Martin and New Carolina Properties. The company is developing two other townhouse projects in Dilworth on Tremont Avenue, east of their newest site.

“It’s a wonderful combination, accessible to light rail stations,” said Martin. “You’ve got lots of shops and restaurants and entertainment there.”

On West Tremont, the project will include two new, three-story townhouse buildings on the .75-acre site. The development is two blocks from the Blue Line light rail, and the rezoning petition is up for a hearing before Charlotte City Council in September.

Martin said the townhouses will be priced roughly from $375,000 to $500,000, with construction starting early next year. He said he’s interested in more sites near the light rail in Dilworth and South End for infill development.

“Charlotte has done a better job of strengthening the center city than almost any other city,” said Martin, making such close-in development more attractive.

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