More apartments slated for Kerr Avenue corridor
August 26, 2013By J. Elias O'Neal
A local developer has plans to construct a three-story, 30-unit apartment building along Kerr Avenue, according to plans recently submitted to Wilmington’s Development Services department.
Called Oak Court Apartments, the project is located on roughly two acres at 247 S. Kerr Ave., and is being proposed and developed by Wilmington-based Real Properties LLC – a firm established by local investor and downtown Wilmington advocate Matt Scharf, according to city documents.
Scharf said the proposed apartment building to house 27 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units and 3 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units. He said while the development is located near UNCW, the apartments, upon its completion, would be marketed to all renters.
Development officials hope to break ground on the project by November, Scharf said, pending city approval.
Members of the city’s development services technical review committee (TRC) will meet Sept. 5 to discuss specifications of the project with developers.
Kerr Oaks could join an explosion of new multifamily units being constructed, and proposed, along the South Kerr Avenue and Randall Parkway corridors near the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Earlier this month, the Wilmington Planning Commission voted 5-2 to recommend rezoning roughly 22 acres of land for two separate multifamily projects in the vicinity.
Commissioners Haskell Rhett and Dan Dawson voted against the rezoning request, according to city records of the Aug. 7 meeting.
A proposed 204-unit complex on 16 acres at 316 Marlboro St. was recommended to be rezoned from industrial to multifamily medium-density at the request of Anyor, S.C.-based RPP Holding LLC. The long anticipated The Lofts at Randall – a proposed 95-unit apartment complex on six acres at 4810 Randall Parkway and 4619 Patrick Ave. – was also recommended for rezoning, which involved changing five separate residential lots from low-density multifamily to multifamily medium-density.
Both rezonings are scheduled for the city council's Sept. 3 meeting.