First Affordable Project Breaks Ground in NC
We are pleased to announce that Harkins Builders has broken ground on the newest and highly anticipated mixed-income affordable housing development in west Charlotte. Located on the corner of Freedom Drive and Camp Green Street, The Mezzanine will offer 185 affordable housing units and is being developed by The Housing Partnership. The event was attended by community partners, including Marsh Properties, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Movement Foundation, and the City of Charlotte.
The community will consist of 185 new garden style apartments, totaling 260,000 gsf. Construction will consist of four new three and four-story breezeway corridor buildings and a one single-story leasing and community building. The wood frame structures will be made up of 33 one-bedroom, 136 two-bedroom, and 16 three-bedroom units. Most of the apartments will be affordable to households earning 60 percent or below the Area Median Income (AMI), with rents ranging from $348 to $900 per month. There will also be some market rate units available.
The apartments will offer upgraded interiors, featuring a mix of vinyl wood plank and carpet flooring, faux stainless-steel appliances, European style wood cabinets, laminate countertops, and energy efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures. The community provides a variety of amenities for future residents. There will be a 3,631 gsf clubhouse containing a state-of-the-art fitness center, a clubroom, a meeting facility, a cyber café with Wi-Fi, two community postal rooms, a trash and recycling area, a maintenance room, and a leasing office.
“We are excited to official break ground on our first major project in the Southeast,” says Harkins President and CEO Gary Garofalo. “The Mezzanine is the perfect fit for our plan to grow our business in North Carolina.”
The project has an estimated completion in summer 2020. The community was designed by Watts Leaf Architects.