Cameron Properties Land Co. and Paramounte Engineering Inc. have submitted site plans for the first phase of a new midtown office complex.
The Offices at Barclay preliminary design drawings, posted on the city of Wilmington's project tracking website this week, show four office buildings with three stories each and two three-story parking decks, in four phases, on 9.5 acres.
The office building in the first phase would be nearly 63,000 square feet and the first parking deck nearly 159,000 square feet, according to the designs. The parking deck designs include pedestrian connections to the office buildings. The decks are expected to have more than 900 parking spaces when complete.
The new office park would be bordered by Dusty Miller Lane, Gallery Park Boulevard and Stone Crop Drive in The Pointe at Barclay, a dining and entertainment complex anchored by The Pointe 14 Stone Theatres movie theater.
Plans for The Offices at Barclay are expected to be reviewed by the city's Technical Review Committee in September, according to the city's project tracking website.
Hill Rogers, broker in charge of Wilmington-based Cameron Management, has said recently
that the company is currently working on securing an anchor tenant for the first office building, but it won't be built until it is significantly pre-leased.
He said Thursday that demand for office space in the city's midtown area continues for a variety of reasons.
"Companies are growing, there has not been any new supply in almost a decade, the Midtown area has all of the factors for success -- various types of residential housing (from Forest Hills/Cape Fear Country Club, to The Forks, new apartments, etc), retail and entertainment, healthcare, easy access (by Wilmington standards) to other areas of town," Rogers said in an email. "The Offices at Barclay offer all those things, plus they are walkable to restaurants and other services, new luxury apartments, new homes, and the midtown YMCA."
The first building is expected to take about a year to complete after construction begins, he said.