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NoDa redevelopment projects approved

Rendering of a 147-unit apartment project planned by DAMBCA Enterprises, from rezoning documents filed with the city.
Rendering of a 147-unit apartment project planned by DAMBCA Enterprises, from rezoning documents filed with the city.

The redevelopment boom is continuing in NoDa, with City Council approving two new projects that could bring hundreds more residents to the area.

Both the plans were approved for rezoning Monday night, with no one from City Council opposed.

▪ The first: A plan to bring up to 147 apartment units and 1,500 square feet of retail along North Davidson Street at Matheson Avenue, at 2715 N. Davidson. The project, by DAMBCA Enterprises, wasn’t recommended for approval by city staff, who wrote that “the request for additional height does not provide an adequate transition to abutting single family and will negatively impact abutting single family residential.”

According to plans filed with the city, the project will be a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units, with a two-level parking deck. The large majority of the units will be studios and 1-berdrooms. The 1.5-acre site is mostly used for industrial purposes now.

▪ The second: A plan for a transit-oriented development at 30th Street and Chick Godley Road. (That’s near Matheson Avenue and the railroad tracks, on the northwest side – hard to find on Google Maps.) The land, currently vacant, could see a major residential development with up to 525 units. The plan is to start construction soon enough to complete the first units in mid- to late 2017, timed with the opening of the Blue Line light rail extension.

This wave of development is on top of projects already underway or finished, such as Yards at NoDa and Mercury NoDa apartments. And, it’s also on top of pending plans by Charlotte-based Crescent Communities to build two major developments that would include up to 800 units, a hotel and retail in the area.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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