Imagine A Place: Cary and Morrisville’s Continued Transformation
Cary and Morrisville continue to boom as Research Triangle Park continues to grow. With Apple’s highly anticipated new billion-dollar campus expecting to hire 2,300 employees in the next ten years, the Cary-Morrisville area is taking advantage of the need for more housing, retail, restaurants, and commercial space.
The Walker + One Walker – S. Walker and Walnut Street in downtown Cary
The mixed-use development is located on Walker and Walnut Street and comprises residential, office, retail, and a parking deck. The Walker, which opened in the Fall of 2022, contains 153 residential units, 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and a 600-space parking garage with available public parking for visitors.
One Walker, once built, will be adjacent to The Walker and offer five stories of office and retail space totaling 102,000 square feet. Cary’s newest Class A office building will include a rooftop terrace and up to 13 leasable suites.
What’s next: Located adjacent to the Town of Cary’s highly anticipated 7-acre park currently under construction, the area will be a hub for all things live-work-play, with an emphasis reflecting on the exquisite outdoor environment that OBJ has curated. One Walker is set to begin construction soon.
Meridian East Chatham – 229 E. Chatham St.
Northview Partners’ second development on Chatham Street, located a block away from Chatham Walk condos, is expected to start construction in Spring 2023. Meridian East Chatham is a 5-story mixed-use project with 220 planned apartment units, 8,000 square feet of retail, and a 348-space parking deck. It spans 3 acres at 229 E. Chatham Street and totals 285,000 square feet. Cline Design provides land planning, architecture, and interior design services.
Health Park at Davis Drive is a two-story 62,181 square feet Class A office space located at the intersection of Davis Drive and Holly Creek Road in Morrisville, NC. Wake Med has signed a 15-year lease on the building with an option to purchase after five years.
WakeMed’s current facility plans call for a primary care practice, a cardiology practice, an Orthopaedic Urgent Care, a rehab gym, and a lab on the first floor. WakeMed is blocking plans for a pediatric practice, OB-Gyn, and surgery center on the second floor.
In recent news: The project won a Triangle Business Journal 2023 Space Award for Top Office Lease.
Chatham Walk – 105 Chatham Walk Lane
Located on the corner of E. Chatham Street and Urban Drive, Chatham Walk is a convenient 5-minute walk to Downtown Cary’s vibrant community.
Chatham Walk contains 33 condo units and provides an intimate setting for neighbors to gather and for a community to thrive. The outdoor courtyard boasts a fire pit, a river-stone rain feature, and outdoor grilling stations allowing residents to mingle, catch up with old friends, and make new acquaintances.
Novel Cary – 1708 Petty Farm Road
Novel Cary is located across from Alston Town Center and recently completed construction. The development comprises 320 units across six buildings with surface-level parking. Amenities include a rooftop terrace, a cocktail lounge, a community garden with herbs and plants for cooking and grilling, a dog park with a multipurpose lawn, resident bike storage and repair shop, and a saltwater pool with cabanas.
Ashby at Twin Lakes – 905 Lakeford Drive
Coming in 2023, Ashby at Twin Lakes is located in the town of Morrisville at Davis Drive and Lake Grove Boulevard. The community features 230 residential units and incorporates an extension of the greenway trail around Hatchet Pond into its site plan. The project is in a prime location in Cary, with a less than 10-minute drive to Apple’s new campus.
Alta Davis – 615 Corbett Street
Alta Davis opened in 2022 and features 403 units located at 615 Corbett Street in Morrisville.
Two Cline Design Projects Commended for Design Excellence and Preservation
The Triangle Business Journal’s 2023 Space Awards and the Preservation Society of Charleston’s 69th Carolopolis Awards presented their award winners on Thursday, February 2, 2023, where Cline Design was recognized for design excellence and preservation for two respective developments. The Ramsey Apartments won a Space Award distinguishing the project as “Top Multifamily Development” in the Triad region. In contrast, 655 East Bay Apartments won a Carolopolis Award in the New Construction category in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Ramsey Apartments, located in Durham, North Carolina, was recognized for its unique amenities, such as a resident wine cellar with a community wine fridge, a reserved guest suite for visitors, and an abundance of courtyards, making the residential outdoor experience a unique space to host, gather and unwind. The project was completed in 2022 and is a new staple to the bourgeoning city on Pettigrew Street.
Cline Design was the Architect, Interior Designer, and Landscape Architect for The Ramsey, with partners including Developer, PGD Pettigrew Gateway, LLC; Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer, Lighthouse Engineering; and Structural Engineer, McVeigh and Mangum Engineering.
Since 1953, The Preservation Society of Charleston’s Carolopolis Awards has honored historic preservation by recognizing exceptional projects that protect the historic resources of Charleston and the Lowcountry. 655 East Bay’s unique design concept features multiple residential buildings of varying scales and heights, incorporating court streets, small, intimate lanes, and smaller structures with vertical proportions with street-oriented entrances, often found in Charleston’s footprint.
“Working on 655 East Bay was such a unique experience. Not every day do you have the privilege of being part of a project that is so ingrained in the fabric of historic Charleston. Helping to develop historical details was one of the many rewarding challenges that helped me personally grow as an architect,” said Allison Schaefer-Crews, who accepted the award on behalf of Cline.
Cline Design was the Architect of Record, Interior Designer, and Landscape Architect for 655 East Bay with partners including Owner and Developer, Madison Capital Group; Design Architect, Sottile & Sottile; Civil Engineer, Thomas & Hutton; and General Contractor, Harold K Jordan & Co.