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Construction begins on apartments in Raleigh's Glenwood South

Posted November 24, 2014

Following the demolition of an old office building and a former church, permits were issued Nov. 12 for the construction of The Gramercy, an apartment building with ground-floor retail.

Situated on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and West North Street, the six-story project will contain 203 residential units and 6,900 square feet of retail space. According to a site plan filed in 2011, the entire building will come in at around 319,000 square feet.

The initial plans, drawn up by JDavis Architects, list the same number of residential units but included about 4,000 more square feet of retail, so it's likely the final size will be close to the original.

The property, which will also include a 260-space parking deck, will be built by Choate Construction, a multistate firm that has worked on a variety of similar projects, including downtown's 52-unit Dawson on Morgan, a condominium with ground-floor retail.

As construction begins on the Gramercy, work is wrapping up on another multifamily project. Permits were recently issued for the final building at the Fairview Row at Five Points development.

The project consists of three 3-story buildings containing a total of 12 condominium units. The Colonial and Federal style structures were designed by local firm Carter Skinner, and are being constructed by Williams Realty and Building.

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  • snowl Dec 2, 2014

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    Don't worry, the wealthy investor will be renting these out...at outrageous prices.

  • Sean Creasy Nov 24, 2014
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    ......... I agree... Once these apartments and/or condos are sold, the people who buy them will be "complaining" to the city council about the noise from the bars, "bad element" hanging out, and just about everything else the folks that live in the buildings around Moore Square complain about now.

  • jimcricket15 Nov 24, 2014

    I find it amusing that people think downtown areas are livable. For me that would be an absolute horror. But hey if you like crowds and jammed up streets and such, enjoy. It is just not for me.

  • Justin Case Nov 24, 2014
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    As a former frequent traveler, Raleigh, to me, is a large Town, not a City. Being able to visit or live downtown and not need a car defines a City. Raleigh is not quite there yet. They need better public transportation too, especially taxis.

  • lewiskr45 Nov 24, 2014

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    There is existing public on-street parking, and it doesn't say that all 260 spaces will be reserved for tenants.

  • peterk1970 Nov 24, 2014

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    I was just thinking that residents there should have to sign a statement acknowledging 1) this is an entertainment district. Expect traffic, city sounds, live music both on weeknights & weekends. 2) There are railroad tracks nearby. Trains use them on a regular basis, and they are required by federal law to use their whistle. Even at 3 am.

  • Peter Mescher Nov 24, 2014
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    Good to see that the plans to create a livable downtown are proceeding. Now, if only they could land a grocery store within walking distance.

  • Arthur Raleigh Nov 24, 2014
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    And no public parking.

  • Brian Lancaster Nov 24, 2014
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    If you have to ask about the cost then you should look elsewhere.

    Everyone should know by now the downtown Raleigh scene for those with means. Others can take a cab to visit.

  • Christopher Rose Nov 24, 2014
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    What is the average cost per unit?