Hundreds of new apartments planned for Northlake area

A rendering of the first phase of the Woodfield Northlake apartments.
A rendering of the first phase of the Woodfield Northlake apartments.

Woodfield Investments is preparing to move forward with the second phase of its Northlake apartments, which will add hundreds of units to the area.

Phase One of the apartment community is still under construction, with 310 units expected to be complete in the third quarter of this year. The site is adjacent to Interstate 485, west of Northlake Mall.

A rezoning plan filed recently with the city of Charlotte calls for expanding the apartments to another 22 acres, most of which is vacant and wooded. The second phase would have up to 300 units, also with surface parking, bringing the total number of apartment units at the site to about 600.

Charlotte City Council will hold a hearing on the plan May 16.

It’s the latest project in the area, which continues to see growth. Northlake Mall’s owners announced in February that they plan to build a $50 million, 200,000-square-foot addition on vacant land adjacent to the mall. Starwood Retail Partners plans to start construction on the addition, which will include shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, in early 2017.

Woodfield is one of the city’s busiest apartment developers, with five projects under construction stretching from Northlake to SouthPark. The company is working on apartments at the Music Factory, on Graham Street uptown, in NoDa and SouthPark.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo