What it is: The wall taking shape behind houses on the west side of N.C. 115 on the north side of Huntersville is part of an apartment complex.

During some slow-moving travel times on N.C. 115 just north of the N.C. 73 intersection, local commuters scanning the landscape may have wondered about the sturdy gray barrier taking shape behind houses on the west side of the highway. The block structure, visible in sections from the highway by looking between the houses, is actually a continuous 1,000-foot-long boundary wall for a new apartment complex.

The 10-foot-high wall is in place, and crews are now applying brick facing. The wall is the required buffer between existing single-family homes and Caldwell Station Apartments, according to Huntersville Planning Director Jack Simoneau.

The project, being built by Caldwell Station Investors, has been a long time coming due to various factors, including the economic downturn in 2008. Initial rezoning for the apartment complex was approved in 1998. The first sketch plan for the development received town approval in 2012. The final draft of the project was approved in July 2017.

First-phase development of the multi-building project, which will include 297 apartments on 20 acres, has begun. Plans for phase two, which would add 176 apartments on 11.6 acres, have been submitted to the town’s planning department for review.

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