More apartments planned for South End

A new apartment complex with 368 units and some ground-floor retail is planned for South End, this time at an industrial site on Dunavant Street.

The preliminary plans, filed with the city Tuesday, show the 2-acre site directly behind Lenny Boy Brewing is owned by an affiliate of Charlotte-based White Point Partners. A White Point executive couldn’t immediately be reached for more details.

Here’s what is known so far about the proposed apartments:

  • The development will have 368 for-rent units.
  • A planned 6,600 square feet of retail and office space is included.
  • The building will include a structured parking deck.
  • Construction will include demolition of the existing structures and “some potential site environmental remediation.”

The site is near South Boulevard, the Blue Line light rail and several breweries and restaurants. It’s currently used for several industrial and warehouse buildings.

White Point has several other projects in the Charlotte region, including Hawthorne at Concord, a 238-unit apartment complex in Concord, Highland Park at Northlake, with 240 units, and the 202-unit Tryon Park at Rivergate. The company has also assembled land in Charleston and on Commonwealth Avenue in Charlotte.

Charlotte, and South End in particular, has been going through an unprecedented boom in apartment construction. More than 10,400 units are under construction, and a similar number are planned, according to apartment-tracking company Real Data.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo