Print
Real Estate - Residential

Wilmington Shipping Container Apartments Set To Be Done In June

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 2, 2018
The developer of The Cargo District in Wilmington is pre-leasing nine new container "Live + Work" apartments. (Rendering courtesy of The Cargo District)

The developer of a unique urban mixed-use concept in Wilmington is pre-leasing the first residential portion of a project that incorporates shipping containers.

Nine new container homes at 1602 Queen St. in The Cargo District, described as an "urban market and coworking village," are available for rent, with completion set for June, according to a news release.

Owned and developed by L.S. Smith Inc. and designed by Rob Romero of Romero Architecture, the nine stand-alone apartments use 18 locally-sourced shipping containers and mark the first phase of residential development expected for The Cargo District, the release stated.

“This initial phase of development is just the beginning for The Cargo District. We’re also planning more apartments, a coffee shop and a food truck park,” said Leslie Smith, owner of L.S. Smith Inc. and developer of The Cargo District, in the release.

The Cargo District conceptual plans include the use of upcycled intermodal shipping containers to create a mix of retail, office and residential spaces. According to the release, the nine one-bedroom “Live + Work” units are the first set of container homes, built using two 20-foot containers integrated with traditional building materials to provide about 600 square feet of living space.

The release stated that each container apartment is available for rent at $1,050 per month, a price that includes water, sewer, trash and basic internet service.

On the lower level, each Live + Work unit will feature a full-size kitchen with a reverse osmosis filtration system, large living room, paved patio, small garden and off-street parking for a single vehicle, according to the release. On the second level, the units will include a bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet, stackable washer and dryer and private balcony.

The release stated that Smith is also planning 50 to 70 additional one- to two-bedroom apartments created with more than 200 containers. More details are available online.

Smith said in the release, “We’ve had a tremendous response from the public on this first phase of apartments."

Story On The Map

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Billhunter300x300 b&w

Color Me Impressed: Putting Color to Work for Your Brand  

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company
20180514 104209 51418120638

'I Hate...'

Steve Adams - School of Learning Arts
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Leasing in a Community Association

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)

Trending News

Proposal Revamps Wrightsville Ave. Shopping Center, Adds Apartment Amenities

Cece Nunn - Mar 22, 2019

Friends School Of Wilmington To Break Ground On Building Project

Cece Nunn - Mar 22, 2019

Economic Development Event Aims To Help Local Businesses Go Global

Jenny Callison - Mar 22, 2019

Report Shows Mixed Results For Area Counties In Improving Health

Jenny Callison - Mar 22, 2019

In The Current Issue

Museum Hosts Event With STEM Partner Focus

The March 21 event will celebrate STEM partnerships in the Wilmington area and feature hands-on Science Salon experiences, a specialty cockt...


Info Junkie: Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock

Info Junkie Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, Communication and Performance Studies professor at UNCW, on her tech and app recommendations....


Bar, Shop Help Bridge A Wine Gap

Bridgewater Wines is one of the newest additions to the Cape Fear region’s food and drink scene. Husband and wife Doug and Susan Zucker open...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties