Developer hatches new apartment project

A rendering of the Hatcher Tobacco Flats, a new construction building in Manchester. (Courtesy of Genesis Properties)

A rendering of the Hatcher Tobacco Flats in Manchester. (Courtesy of Genesis Properties)

Manchester’s hot streak continues.

Developer Ron Hunt of Genesis Properties filed amended plans with the city last month to develop 152 new-construction apartments at Bainbridge Street and Commerce Road in Manchester.

Alex Olson, who is working the project for Genesis, said the $17.5 million development, to be called Hatcher Tobacco Flats, should break ground in March and be finished by April 2014.

The 151,000-square-foot project, designed by Walter Parks, will provide 163 parking spaces, some of which will be covered. MGT Construction will be the general contractor.

Hunt said he’s waiting on one big piece to fall into place, however.

“It’s not a done deal yet,” he said. “We’re still waiting on financing to come through. We’re just waiting on one more thing to come in.”

Hunt is working with PNC Bank to finalize the money, he said.

Hunt also developed The Lofts at Trolley Station on Porter Street and 39 apartments nearby at 616 Hull St.

Fountainhead Properties is converting the old Miller Manufacturing campus at 500 Stockton St. into 210 apartments, and Dominion Realty Partners is finishing up a $15 million, 190-unit apartment project at 901 McDonough St.

Atlanta-based Bridgeland Development is looking to build an $8.8 million apartment property on a lot just across the Lee Bridge from downtown.

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7 years ago


Looks just like previous Ron Hunt/Walter Parks collaborations, specifically Iron House Place condos.

But more residents in that area is a good thing.