Demolition crews are staging equipment to begin clearing the Ninth Street site where the long-awaited second phase of Ninth Street North has been planned in Durham.
Local real estate investor Glenn Dickson in 2008 had filed a rezoning application to redevelop the site that’s north of Elmo’s Diner and bound by Ninth Street to the west, Iredell Street to the east and Green Street to the north.
Last fall, he was granted an amendment to his earlier plans for a 200,000-square-foot mixed-use building.
The new project, called Solis Ninth Street, will be a six-story, 222,046-square-foot apartment building with 229 units, plus ground-level retail space and an internal parking deck.
Charlotte-based Terwilliger Pappas Multi Family Partners is developer of the multifamily project. Balfour Beatty is the construction contractor on the project
The Ninth Street area is already flush with new development projects that have opened in the past year, including a new Harris Teeter Grocery store with the Shops at Erwin Mill, a new hotel and two other apartment communities.
Terwilliger Pappas is also building the 292-unit Solis Crabtree apartment community that is under construction near Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh.