By Cliff Barnes – Contributing writer Mar 12, 2019, 7:25am EDT
It may now be a matter of weeks before a Charlotte-based developer can start with the construction of the newest apartment complex in Cary.
A 240-unit multi-family development is closer to reality after the Cary Town Council on March 7 voted unanimously to move forward with the project during a quasi-judicial hearing.
Terwilliger Pappas, a developer of multi-family communities throughout the Southeast, asked that town council to approve its plan, which includes a 29.7% parking reduction (386 spaces as opposed to the normally required 551 spaces), claiming that the proposed parking ratio of 1.61 cars per unit exceeds the national average and is in line with recent trends for similar multi-family projects.
Also, the developer asked for permission to place more than two parking bays between the buildings and the right-of-way. That will allow the building to be placed closer to Pine Perch Street and Alston Glen Drive, enhancing pedestrian access, officials say.
While asking for concessions from the town’s development and design standards, Terwilliger Pappas points out that the wooded, not yet improved property, will be developed to benefit the community aesthetically and pedestrians functionally after sidewalks are installed.
The developer also indicates that its overall landscaping plan for Solis Alston exceeds Cary’s minimum requirements as far as size and quantity.
The development, Solis Alston, will be located on about a 12-acre site northwest of Cary. The Cary Town Council is expected to adopt the motions to approve at its next regular meeting, which is scheduled for March 14.
Terwilliger has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta and Nashville, Tennessee.
in Charlotte, Terwilliger Pappas has developed a number of apartment projects, including Solis Sharon Square, Solis Dilworth, Solis Waverly, Solis Ballantyne and Solis Southline. Its latest local project is a 230-unit apartment community called Solis Berewick Commons, located at Berewick Commons Parkway and Dixie River Road, which follows its first apartment development in Berewick: the 275-unit Solis Berewick that opened last year.