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Micro-apts and micro-retail

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The developers who created the Centro RailYard in South End have a similar project in the works for NoDa, just a block or so from Smelly Cat and the Neighborhood Theatre.

What’s happening: Centro Cityworks and Ascent Real Estate Capital are planning a micro-retail and micro-apartments development on what’s currently church property on 36th Street between Alexander and McDowell.

  • Ascent filed the rezoning request around lunchtime yesterday, Axios’ Katie Peralta Soloff reports.
  • This’ll be a Centro-branded development with apartments under 400 square feet — a cheaper option without all of the amenities of more higher-end apartments.

Architect and Centro founder David Furman, who I’ve said many times is easily one of Charlotte’s most interesting people, is one of the visionaries.

  • “The surroundings outside your front door are your amenities,” Furman told Katie a few weeks ago. “You’re willing to sacrifice your square footage for that relationship.”

Courtesy: Axios