DURHAM, NC - Crescent Resources, LLC celebrated the start of construction on a landmark 303-apartment community, Circle Ninth Street. The $47 million apartment project is located on a six-acre site adjacent to Ninth Street and the historic Erwin Mill building.
The community is being financed by an equity investment from Crescent Resources and financing from Pearlmark Real Estate Partners LLC and U.S. Bank N.A.
"Partnering with solid financiers such as Pearlmark and U.S. Bank that share our commitment to high-quality development will produce an extraordinary multifamily community," said Brian Natwick, president of Crescent's Multifamily Division. "With such an irreplaceable site in close proximity to employers, dining and entertainment options, Circle Ninth Street is poised to offer residents a true work, live and play lifestyle."
"Our investment in Circle Ninth Street is consistent with our strategy, which is focused on proven developers with prime locations in markets with strong growth potential," said Mark Witt, managing director with Pearlmark.
"With the strong market location and the expertise of Crescent's development team, we see great potential for Circle Ninth Street," said Amy Clement, senior vice president of real estate for U.S. Bank.
Several distinct building types, inspired by the existing historic Erwin Mill building and the previous factories and warehouses in the area, will provide a neighborhood feel and context for Circle Ninth Street. The arrangement of the four-story buildings allows for a number of private outdoor amenity areas, including a central lawn, community park, dog park, and pool and fitness courtyard. Highlights of the resident amenities are a wireless cafe, gaming room, demonstration kitchen, lounge, group study library, business center, media room and fitness center.
A mix of reclaimed industrial materials and clean modern aesthetics will highlight the interior spaces. Circle Ninth Street is designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cline Design Associates of Raleigh is the project architect and landscape architect. Historical Concepts, based in Atlanta, serves as the design consultant. John R. McAdams of Durham is the land planner and civil engineer, and Vignette Interior Design of Charlotte is the interior designer. State Building Group of Charlotte has been named the general contractor. Kettler Management of McLean, Va., will serve as the property manager.
Circle was inspired through extensive review and analysis of current industry trends and marketplace needs. The progressive Circle communities are places where neighbors connect. In addition to presenting a new breed of apartments that people are excited to live in, Circle developments are also infused with the exceptional quality and customer-oriented features that have become Crescent hallmarks.