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Van Alen

Located just a block east of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at the site of a former auto dealership lot, Van Alen adds to the energy of the area with the Bulls, the adjoining American Tobacco Campus and the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Van Alen Apartments consist of two buildings surrounded by a pair of courtyard plazas. One building houses 74 units in a 12-story tower, complete with an amenity center and an indoor sky lounge on the top floor. These apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies. The second 5-story building houses 344 units with 10-foot ceilings, an elevated pool and a parking garage. Amenities include a game room, cyber café, conference rooms, a gym, saunas, a dog park and private garages. Floor plans range from 616 square feet to 1,759 square feet. The 275,000-square-foot project sits on 6.1 acres.

Van Alen won The Triangle Business Journal’s 2020 Space Award for Top Multi-Family Development.


2.7.20 | “TBJ’s 2020 Space Award Winners: Development” Triangle Business Journal

4.11.17 | “This is where Durham’s largest developments are going” The Herald Sun

6.3.16 | “First Look: Developers unveil plan for 10-story office, multifamily buildings in downtown Durham” Triangle Business Journal

Location: Durham, NC

Project Type: Housing | Apartments


Client: Northwood Ravin

Project Size:
140 studios
418 units
532 structured parking spaces

Completion Date: 2019

Construction Type:
High Rise – Type IA
Mid Rise – Type IIIA