Laurel Street Residential Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing Community in Charlotte

by John Nelson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Laurel Street Residential, a Charlotte-based affordable housing developer, has broken ground on a 112-unit affordable multifamily community in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlotte. St. Paul Baptist Church is a partner in the development, which includes apartments for both seniors and the general public. The seniors housing component includes 60 units. The units are designated for seniors and families earning 60 percent of the area median income. The development is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017. Miles McClellan Construction is the general contractor, Bohler Engineering is the civil engineer and Neighboring Concepts is the architect. Public and private investments are funding the development, including a 4 percent tax credit and tax-exempt bond allocations from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, a $4.4 million loan from the City of Charlotte Housing Trust Fund, an $8 million construction loan from Bank of America, permanent financing from Greystone and loans from the Zechariah Alexander Community Development Corp. and St. Paul Baptist Church.

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