The City of Williamsburg Planning Commission approved a site plan for a new 223 apartment project in the High Street commercial center. It will consist of two four-story buildings with interior corridors and elevators.
The project would be developed by Commonwealth Properties, a Richmond-based real estate developer who is building an already-approved 96-unit apartment complex next to Sterling Manor Drive off of Treyburn Drive and Middle Street.
Commonwealth Properties purchased both parcels of land in 2017 and received approval to begin construction on the 96-apartment project from City Council in January.
The proposed development is a reconfiguration of the existing undeveloped townhome portion of High Street. The site was originally subdivided for 53 townhomes. Roads and utilities were constructed in 2006 and 2007.At that time 16 townhomes were built but due to the downturn they never sold. Those 16 townhomes were combined with the adjacent Sterling Manor Apartments and rented.
The new apartments will sit next to Sterling Manor off of Treyburn Drive and Middle Street. Directly behind The Movie Tavern, Five Guys, Le Yaca And Revolution Golf.
If approved by City Council, the new apartment project will be next to those already under construction. The 223 apartments would be built on a vacant grassy site along Kings Manor Drive and would be combined with the 96 townhome-style apartments as one large luxury apartment complex targeted toward professionals and retirees living in Williamsburg.
The developer stated that “One of the demographics that is attracted to our apartments are empty-nesters and retirees. They tend to be some of the older folks who rent for the lifestyle, and we found in our most recent project in Richmond that our product was extremely appealing to that market of people, and Williamsburg has a similar demographic in that sense,”.
The two apartment structures would become a single living community if the larger apartment project is approved. The larger structure up for consideration would be a four- or five-story apartment building totalling 365,904 square feet, with 84 one-bedroom units, 108 two-bedroom units and 31 three-bedroom units, according to the site plan.
The project would feature a swimming pool, courtyard, fitness center and other amenities. The complex would also have 379 parking spaces, with a two-level parking garage containing 236 parking spaces and 143 spaces being provided behind the apartment buildings.
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