South End is about to get another new, modern-style townhouse development: SouthPoint.
The neighborhood just south of uptown has seen a huge surge of building, and not just apartments. SouthPoint at South End will join a lineup of new townhouses seeking to lure renters who are outgrowing the mega-complexes that dominate the area, and want to buy.
With 53 units and designed to be eco-friendly, SouthPoint is targeting people who want to own homes close to transit options and the city center. Hopper Communities, the developer, is officially kicking off its sales and marketing this week.
Here are some other key facts about SouthPoint:
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▪ The 53 units will be in nine separate buildings.
▪ Prices range from $265,000 to $420,000.
▪ All units will be three stories, with a two-car garage.
▪ Size ranges from 1,302 to 2,119 square feet.
▪ Sixteen units will have 300 square-foot rooftop terraces with a skyline view.
▪ Amenities include proximity to the New Bern light rail station, hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, designer tile, and stainless appliances. The units will also come solar-ready, meaning that owners can have solar installed for a small additional fee.
The company is holding a launch party on Saturday at – where else? – a brewery. Hopper Communities is hosting potential buyers at Triple C Brewing Co., two blocks from the future development. There will also be a barbecue food truck at the event.
South End has been one of the fastest-booming areas of the city for years now, and growth doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. At the New Bern Blue Line station, Lennar Multifamily is planning to tear down the Pepsi Bottling plant and build more apartments. Across the street from that, Marsh Properties has torn down part of the Sedgefield Shopping Center and is building a large, mixed-use development that will feature apartments and retail, anchored by a Harris Teeter.
Other modern-style townhouses have opened or are being built nearby to apparently strong demand.
Lumina Towns, at South Church Street, near Summit Ave., sold out months before it opened. The 2,100-square-foot units sold for $395,000 to $475,000.
Helix, a 29-unit townhouse development at Hawkins and Doggett Streets, has just four units left, according to its website. Prices range from $215,000 for a one-bedroom (sold out) to $460,000 for a three-bedroom unit with a two-car garage (also sold out).
The full development team for SouthPoint includes FMK Architects, Helen Adams Realty, Fairwood Builders, Landworks Design Group and The Design Group.