A Charlotte-based developer wants to build a 200-unit apartment complex on the site of the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home next to Brightleaf Square.
Terwilliger Pappas, which developed Solis Crabtree in Raleigh and Solis Ninth Street in Durham, is planning to bring a high-end Solis complex to downtown Durham. The Ninth Street apartments start at $1,210 a month for a 518 square-foot studio to $2,905 for a 1,437 square-foot three bedroom.
The company plans to offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in the community dubbed Solis Brightleaf on the 1.4 acre site, according to a site plan submitted last month.
The project, at 1005 W. Main St., recombines seven parcels into one. The property includes two brick buildings and a parking lot that served the funeral home until it closed in December.
The proposed apartment complex is seven stories, which includes a two-level parking garage with 247 spaces. Seven on-street parking spaces would also be available.
The project can move forward after receiving administrative site plan approval from the City-County Planning Department. It doesn’t need to go before the Durham Planning Commission or City Council.
Projects in the Downtown Design District typically take three to five review cycles in which the developer submits a plan and city planners make comments based on the city’s development ordinance, said city planner Emily Struthers.
Durham planning staff issued their first round of comments Oct. 11.
Terwilliger Pappas officials couldn’t be reached for comment.