Friday, December 9, 2022

New Year, same Wilmington: 300+ new apartment plans submitted to city for approval

2018 saw a large number of approved developments in Wilmington with thousands of apartments planned and this year is already shaping up to show similar trends.

Plans for the Cottages at College Acres have been submitted for review by the Technical Review Committee (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)
Plans for the Cottages at College Acres have been submitted for review by the Technical Review Committee (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)

WILMINGTON — It’s only three days into 2019 and development in Wilmington shows no signs of slowing down — in fact, two new developments have submitted plans to the city’s Technical Review Committee already.

The first of the two, which is planned near UNCW would consist of 45 residential units is called the Cottages at College Acres is located at 4722 College Acres Drive.

According to the TRC’s documents, currently, the property in question has an impervious area of just more than 15,000-square-feet. If approved, that number would increase to 99,267-square-feet impervious.

The plans call for 9 two-unit buildings, 1 three-unit building, and six four-unit buildings for a total of 145 beds maximum.

There would also be one neighborhood retail building, according to the documents.

An artist rendering of the proposed Ansley Park apartments on Carolina Beach Road (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)
An artist rendering of the proposed Ansley Park apartments on Carolina Beach Road (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)

The second development is a bit more extensive and is located at 4456 and 4544 Fairview Drive, off Carolina Beach Road.

The project is called Ansley Park and would consist of 276-units spread across 11 buildings; the project would feature mostly 1- and 2-bedroom units, with 24 three-bedroom units, with a total of 444 bedrooms.

On the property, there is currently .20-acres of impervious area — if approved, the new development would increase that size to 10.48-acres of impervious land.

At the maximum, there would be 690 parking spaces for the apartments.


 

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