Lofts of Greenville construction underway – but may soon have new name

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After several delays, construction has now begun on the four-story, 215-unit apartment complex at the intersection of Westfield and Academy streets.

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Known as The Lofts of Greenville, the project is next door to the 365-unit District West apartment community under construction by Flournoy Development. Birmingham-based Arlington Properties, the same company that is also building a 262-unit apartment community, Vélo at Verdae, is looking to change the name of the apartment project from The Lofts of Greenville. “It will be something that will tie into the community,” said Mark Stuermann, vice president of development for Arlington Properties. “Swamp Rabbit Flats or Velo Downtown are a couple of options that have been discussed.”

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The project had originally been slated to start last year and received approval by the city’s design review board and was fully permitted and ready to go. But before construction could begin, Arlington first had to work with the city to expand a sewer main, said Stuermann.

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The apartments will be a mixture of studio, one-, two- and three- bedroom units. Six carriage unit buildings will have direct-entry garages and be more “townhome-like,” Stuermann said. Shared amenities will include a workout facility, common area Wi-Fi with a cyber café, clubroom, billiard room, pet area, a swimming pool with a large deck and a bike barn with workshop space to store bikes and keep bikes in good repair.

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Construction is expected to be completed in June 2017.

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