More student housing coming to Uptown Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A California-based developer plans to build a new student housing and professional apartment complex in Uptown Greenville.

It will be built where the old city bus station and a Pugh’s Tire Shop is located next to City Hall.

Developer Bob Perdue said preliminary plans call for 121 units, 16 of which will be market-rate apartments while the rest of it will be student housing.

A gym, theater, central courtyard and a coffee house will also be included in the project.

On Wednesday night, Perdue went before the Greenville Board of Adjustment to get permission to include four-bedroom apartments in his project due to city limits on the number of unrelated people living together.

Walter Council, who lives a few hundred feet away from the proposed site, opposed the plan because he believes it will increase student foot traffic in front of his property.

He claimed students in the past trashed his property.

“They’re always throwing empty and even full beer cans on my property,” Council said. “You’re crowding the few of us that still live there. You crowded us out because of all these other individuals coming in.”

Perdue promised zero tolerance when it comes to any tenant’s misbehavior.

The Board of Adjustment unanimously approved the four-bedrooms.

Perdue hopes groundbreaking will take place in April or May 2016 with an estimated completion of 2018.

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