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Here’s our first look at Grubb’s planned Elizabeth Ave. mixed-use development

A rendering of Grubb Properties’ planned Elizabeth Avenue mixed-use development. Courtesy Grubb Properties, rendering by RuleJoyTrammell + Rubio.
A rendering of Grubb Properties’ planned Elizabeth Avenue mixed-use development. Courtesy Grubb Properties, rendering by RuleJoyTrammell + Rubio.

Grubb Properties is bringing a mixed-use development with up to 550 apartments and 20,000 square feet of street-level retail to the streetcar line in Elizabeth. Now, we have our first look at the project.

The rendering, by architectural firm RuleJoyTrammell + Rubio, shows two levels of retail beneath an apartment building. The streetcar runs along Elizabeth Ave. in the foreground.

The plan, as I reported Sunday, is part of a revival of Grubb’s long-awaited revitalization of Elizabeth Ave. Grubb’s original plans for hundreds of condos and apartments, a Whole Foods and a movie theater were largely scuttled by the recession. Grubb, along with partner Novant Health, has been assembling land around Elizabeth Ave. since the late 1990s.

So, what do you think of the new design? And what kind of retail and further development would you like to see?

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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