Real Estate - Commercial

Developers Submit Plans For 152 New Wilmington Apartments

By Emma Dill, posted Aug 30, 2023
Plans for the apartment complex were submitted to the city of Wilmington this week. (Image courtesy of Apex Engineering)
A Utah-based developer submitted plans this week for a new 152-unit apartment complex in the Kings Grant area.

The complex is proposed for a 10.5-acre forested area that’s bordered by Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, a neighborhood of single-family homes and apartments and a creek. The project is the latest in a series of new apartment complexes proposed inside Wilmington’s city limits.

The project, which is planned for 4314 Lockwood Drive, was submitted to the city of Wilmington for technical review on Monday. The proposed complex would be made up of two four-story buildings with a total of 152 apartments. 

The apartment mix is set to include 40 studios, 64 one-bedroom apartments and 48 two-bedroom apartments, according to site plans. The project is also set to include 254 parking spaces along with a pickleball court and dog park. Driveways outlined in site plans will connect the apartment complex with the terminus of nearby Greentree Road and Lockwood Drive.

The complex, which site plans call the Twin Loft Apartments, is being developed by Surge Development. The St. George, Utah-based firm specializes in the development and construction of multi-family housing, according to its website.

The company is active in markets throughout the Southeastern U.S., including the Carolinas. They also have projects located in Utah, Idaho and Texas, according to the company’s website. 

A representative from Surge Development did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its proposed Wilmington complex.

The apartments are proposed for two tracts of land that are zoned for high-density residential development. Because the proposed project fits into the district’s requirements, a rezoning isn’t needed for the project to move forward. The bulk of the construction is planned for a tract that borders Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The second tract, which is farther from the road, includes primarily wetlands and a retention pond, site plans show. 

The project is set to undergo technical review from Wilmington leaders to ensure it meets the city’s development standards. A date for the project’s technical review had not been set, as of Wednesday afternoon.
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