Long-vacant property at Thompson Bridge and Price roads in North Hall is finally seeing development.
Grading is well underway on the first phase of a 220-unit gated apartment complex, Treesort, on a 32-acre site. The project is set to open in early 2022, with pre-leasing set to begin this fall, according to Treesort.
Monthly rents could range from $900 for one-bedroom units to $1,500 for three-bedroom units.
With the project, “we wanted to create something unique that would appeal to a wide range (of people), from young professionals and students to retirees — all with a common love for the outdoors,” developer Steve McKibbon said.
“The Treesort name really captures our vision of combining nature with technology and resort-style amenities.”
Some apartments on the forested sides of the community will have raised decks that extend well beyond the typical apartment balcony, allowing residents to enjoy private 360-degree views. The “treehouse” theme also extends to a three-level wooden balcony overlooking the community’s central amenity area, which will feature a pool with cabanas, meeting and event center and fitness center.
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“Treesort residents will have just about every reason to stay close to home,” leasing agent Leslie White said.
The development also will feature nature trails, a park with wash station, fire pits, fountains and art displays.
The first phase will feature 76 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as the central amenity area and trails.
The development marks the first activity on the site since property was cleared around 2006 for a multi-use project, Riverbrook Village. At the time, nearly 300,000 square feet of commercial space and 45 townhomes were proposed.
The economy tanked later in the decade with the 2007-09 Great Recession, and plans changed. Only a CVS Pharmacy has sat at the property through the years.
The apartment complex became a key element in 2012.