GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Despite concerns about parking in the area, the Greenville Board of Adjustments voted unanimously Thursday to approve a project to build a 120 apartment unit in Uptown Greenville.
The project is slated to be built on the corner of Reade Cir. and Dickinson Ave. where public parking and parking for police and fire employees currently sits.
The building will be split up between retail space, student apartments, and young professional apartments. 75 of the 120 units will be set aside for students.
Tim Elliot with Sidewalk Development, based out of Baltimore and leading the project, said this will offer young professionals something that doesn’t currently exists in Uptown.
“The hospital system, the university system certainly employs many,” Elliot said. “Surely we can grab some professionals, some millennials, who want to work, and just walk to work.”
Elliot said along with the apartment complex, there will also be retail space at the bottom. Part of the stipulation with the city is a 271 space parking lot being built a few blocks from the complex.
He said his company likes to take on projects to help stimulate the economy, which he said this one would hopefully do.
Some did voice concern about parking and having too many people and not enough spaces.
No timetable has been set for construction.