More Infill Development Could be on the Way in Belmont

Affordable housing is hard to come by in the Charlotte Metro Area. Thanks to CoHab, an innovative developer, there will hopefully be a new option for affordable housing in Belmont. The zoning petition has been filed and we should know soon if the project gets the green light.

The new project would be located on a 0.5-acre parcel at Seigle Avenue and East 15th Street close to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and walking distance to Little People’s Park. The current plan calls for 35 residential units and a commercial space.

CoHab is a local company that primarily works on smaller environmentally friendly residential developments. They focus on projects close to light rail with high-density. CoHab’s goal is to build “residences with moderate density, net-zero energy and sustainable materials”. The net-zero energy comes from solar panels, high-efficiency appliances, and great insulation. They use sustainably sourced materials, thoughtful and inspiring architecture, and cater to people of all income levels.

There is a “missing middle” part of the housing market that CoHab tries to address with their projects. They prefer to work on projects that will be near public transit. The next steps for the project are a public hearing before City Council, then a vote at a future meeting. We will keep an eye on this and other projects that come up.

If you are excited about this project and would like to learn more, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

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