West Village’s owners plan a June 14 groundbreaking for a 156-unit apartment building near the downtown Loop.
Called “West Village III,” the six-story building is designed to architecturally “complement” the former Liggett & Myers cigarette factory complex now occupied by the existing West Village apartments and businesses.
“We view this phase as … invigorating to the entire city,” said Bryan Kane, vice president of Federal Capital Partners. The Maryland company bought controlling interest in West Village in 2012.
Federal Capital has also bought the 10-story Erwin Square Plaza building in Old West Durham, near Ninth Street. (See previous post, below.)
The new apartments are to be a mix of studio and one- and two-bedroom units, with nine-foot ceilings, full-size washing machines and dryers, granite counters and other luxury amenities.
Besides a new building, the owners are opening a new, expanded fitness center for resident and providing access to two Zipcars for resident use.
West Village III had been proposed as a 196-unit, two-building complex, but the Historic Preservation Commission denied approval for plans to build on a lot within a designated local historic landmark.
Leasing for West Village III will be handled by Bell Partners. See www.westvillagedurham.com.