A four-story luxury apartment complex is planned across the street from Broughton High School in the Hayes Barton neighborhood, replacing an aged office building.
Plans are to tear down the nearly 29,000-square-foot office and replace it with 61 "boutique" apartments on a little more than one acre amounting to nearly 130,000 square feet. The units will be of varying sizes, mostly two-bedroom, according to plans filed with the city. Units will range from 900 to 2,000 square feet.
The complex next to the 21-acre Fred Fletcher Park will feature 10-foot ceiling heights, wood floors, large and open living spaces and modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, according to the Selwyn Property Group of Charlotte. Large balconies, an outdoor terrace with grills, a fitness center and a gathering space are also planned.
Ninety-five parking spaces beneath the apartments will be included.
Selwyn, a commercial real estate firm, and Southeast Apartment Investors, which specializes in multi-family projects, have formed a joint venture for the St. Mary's property. Selwyn bought the property for $2 million in 2015.
JDavis Architects is the architectural firm and John A. Edwards is the civil engineer.
The property is at 800 St. Mary's St. between Clay and Brooklyn streets, just north of Peace Street.