by William Needham Finley IV™

Development Beat: Condos Coming To Boylan Heights

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Condos planned near Boylan Heights

Progress on Sam Jones BBQ

Seaboard Wine Tasting this Saturday

BREW opens at Gateway Plaza

Glenwood Place demolition

Demolition makes way for (ish) Delicatessen

Six Forks Whole Foods remodel

Apartments planned near North Ridge

Pet spa coming to 712 Tucker

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Condos Planned Near Boylan Heights

Say goodbye to the Boylan Heights pit. A condominium project from Lambert Development has been resized and rebranded as The Lynde, a 32-unit luxury development located on West South Street.

RIP Boylan Heights pit

According to their website, The Lynde will offer one, two, and three-bedroom units in 14 different floor plans, all of which will include private balconies. Amenities will include a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, an outdoor grilling area, personal storage space, and more. The units start at around $350,000.

When we first reported on Lambert’s plans for the site in June of 2018, it was being called the South Street Condominiums. The plans called for two three-story buildings housing a total of 87 units. It should be noted that while The Lynde website’s description states there are a total of 32 units, the project schedule describes these 32 units as “Phase 1” – so it is possible more units may be added in the future. 

Construction for phase one is expected to begin sometime this year, and wrap up in 2021. The site was previously home to Bennie’s Auto Services, Inc. Lambert acquired the land in early 2016. Chappell Residential is handling sales for the project.

Progress on Sam Jones BBQ

It’s been more than a year since we first reported on plans for restaurateur Sam Jones to open a new BBQ restaurant near Boylan Heights. It looks like work is finally underway on both the restaurant and its accompanying pit house building.

Ellington Contractors received a pair of permits with a total estimated project cost of $700,000 for constructing the new 1,144 square-foot pit house building at 526 S. West Street and renovating the 72-year old structure at 502 W. Lenoir. 

Although the BBQ restaurant was announced in the fall of 2018, plans to renovate the former home of Dusty’s Service Station have been underway for years. We first reported nearly three years ago on the site plans filed by the property’s owner, local developer and hero of the historic preservation movement, James A. Goodnight. We don’t know when the new BBQ spot will open, but it’s a safe bet to say it will be before the end of the year.

Winter Wine Class Series at Seaboard Wine

For the New Year our friends at Seaboard Wine at HighPark Village are kicking off their Winter Wine Class series. Classes will be held from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm on January 24th, February 28th, and March 27th. Each class is $39 or you can take all three for $99. You can make a reservation here.

Seaboard Wine will continue to offer free Saturday wine tastings from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Check their website for the schedule.

BREW Open at Gateway Plaza

Photo: @brewcoffeebar_nc

Local coffee shop BREW is now open at Gateway Plaza. Featuring coffee and cocktails all day, their hours are: M-F 6:30 am – 8:30 pm, ‍SAT 8:00 am – 8:30 pm, and SUN 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

We obtained an exclusive statement from BREW last week:

“4 years to the day. That’s how long we’ve been working on this location. It seems crazy to think how much time and effort we’ve spent here. We couldn’t have done it without major support from @lodenproperties and our good friends there. They had the vision for this center and helped us see ours. Too many people to thank for the help along the way but @ash_makes_coffee has basically been driving this location since day one. We are open today for coffee service only. Food and liquor come next week. Let’s have some fun now!”

As we’ve mentioned, our friends at York Properties are handling the leasing at Gateway Plaza, which was purchased by Loden Properties in 2016.

Glenwood Place Demolition

Demolition permits have been filed for two buildings at the Glenwood Place office park. Cecil Holcomb Demolition received a pair of permits instructing them to “demolish entire building” at 3700 and 3716 National Drive off of Glenwood just inside the beltline. 

County records indicate that the Chatham and Caswell office buildings were constructed in 1974 and 1977, respectively. 

Demolition makes way for (ish) Delicatessen

Demolition is underway on (ish) Delicatessen. In January of last year, we reported that the downtown Days Inn would be replaced by the boutique Longleaf Hotel. As part of this new development, the existing NC Deli would be replaced by (ish) Delicatessen. 

We obtained an exclusive video of the demolition:

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Demol(ish)un. 🤷🏻‍♂️ #comingsoon(ish)

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Last October, we reported on the site plans for the restaurant. Those plans showed a new two-story building encompassing 5,633 square feet.

ish will be run by Matt Fern, formerly a beverage director for James Beard award-winning chef Ashley Christensen’s AC Restaurants. 

Six Forks Whole Foods Remodel

The Whole Foods at the Market at Colonnade Center on Six Forks Road is about to undergo a serious upgrade. This is the same Whole Foods that a luxury sedan crashed into a few years ago. KMD Construction recently received permits for an internal remodel project at the 40,000 sq ft grocery store.

According to County Records – which is where we got the square footage from, so if that’s in error, blame the government – the Whole Foods was first built in 2010, with no major remodels since then.

We’re curious to see if there are any Amazon-related updates made to the layout and/or design of the store following this remodel. Given its significant price tag of $2 million, we imagine work is going to take most of the year.


Apartments Planned For North Ridge

A real-estate developer with a focus on “intentional and innovative” apartments will soon be making its mark in Raleigh, per a set of recently filed site review plans. Aventon Companies will develop the North Ridge Apartments on The Lakes Drive near North Ridge Country Club.

The site plans indicate that an existing 10,000+ square-foot clubhouse for the Willow Creek North Ridge apartments will be torn down to make way for a 507,073 square-foot development. The new project will include a total of 11 four-story buildings housing a total of 369 residential units.

The 369 units will include 141 one-bedrooms, 189 two-bedrooms, and 39 three-bedrooms and will be accompanied by a clubhouse and a whopping 606 parking spaces.

The preliminary drawings included with the site review plan paint the picture of a fairly standard four-story complex with balconies and large windows offering views of the nearby woods and the surrounding parking lot.

Pet Spa Coming to 712 Tucker

The 712 Tucker apartment complex in downtown Raleigh will soon be adding a brand-new amenity: a pet spa.

A permit valued at less than $6,000 was issued recently for work that was described as the conversion of a 98 square-foot storage closet into a pet spa. 98 square-feet sounds pretty small, but all things considered, the room’s at least 9’ x 10’, more than enough space for what, a hose and a floor drain?

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