An apartment development firm based in Ohio is planning its second Charlotte project: A 351-unit building on Parkwood Avenue, just north of uptown.
The site is adjacent to the Blue Line light rail extension the Charlotte Area Transit System is building from uptown to UNC Charlotte. The new line is set to open in 2017, and it’s attracting development along its length. A few blocks away, a separate developer is planning a smaller 50-unit boutique apartment complex on Parkwood Avenue near 15th Street.
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An executive with NRP Group who’s overseeing the planned apartments couldn’t be reached Thursday. The Parkwood Avenue site is currently mostly industrial, with several one-story brick commercial buildings.
The initial plans show a building that takes up most of the site’s footprint, including four courtyards and resident amenities such as a fitness center. The apartments would wrap a parking deck.
If you want to see what NRP Group might have in mind, take a look at South Church and West Morehead Street, on uptown’s southern edge. That’s where the development company has been building Loft 135 (originally called Quarters at Morehead). That project is a five-story, 298-unit apartment building, set to open later this year.