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Boutique NoDa apartments planned for light rail extension

A preliminary site plan for the apartment project proposed adjacent to the Blue Line light rail extension in NoDa.
A preliminary site plan for the apartment project proposed adjacent to the Blue Line light rail extension in NoDa.

A developer is planning to bring 40 apartments to the Blue Line light rail extension in NoDa, according to a rezoning petition recently filed with the city.

Charlotte-based Gateway Communities owns the site, a 0.67-acre triangular patch next to the Yards at NoDa and Highland Mill Lofts apartments off North Brevard Street.

The site is currently zoned for industrial use. According to the rezoning request, Gateway would build 40 rental apartments in a single building, on a newly constructed road connected to North Brevard Street. The building, along the planned light rail trail, would be up to five stories and would include a parking garage.

An executive with Gateway declined to offer more details, saying the company wants to wait until a planned meeting with the community in the coming weeks to discuss the project in more depth. Gateway has developed other urban infill projects with several dozen units, including the Marvel apartments in Plaza Midwood, NoDa 20 at 3514 North Davidson Street and Ridgeway 32 in Elizabeth.

The adjacent Blue Line extension is set to open next summer, and it’s expected to bring a torrent of new development with it as developers line up deals to build apartments, retail and more along its route.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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