New apartments going vertical at CenterPointe

The new apartments are filling an 11-acre site along Charter Colony Parkway. (Photo courtesy Robinson Development Group)

The first in a series of new multifamily developments slated to add to a stretch of Charter Colony Parkway in Midlothian is beginning to rise.

Robinson Development Group has broken ground on Sapphire at Centerpointe, a 192-unit apartment complex going up beside the Norfolk-based developer’s 255-unit Colony at Centerpointe apartments.

The new apartments are filling an 11-acre site just east of the Colony complex, across Charter Colony Parkway from the site of another multifamily development in the works: a 347-unit apartment complex planned by Midwest-based developer Edward Rose & Sons.

Site work for the apartments began earlier this year. (BizSense file photo)

The Sapphire site also is adjacent to land that CenterPointe developer Riverstone Properties plans to develop as a townhome community totaling 90 lots.

The Sapphire apartments will consist of 96 two-bedroom units, 66 one-bedrooms and 30 three-bedrooms, with floor plans ranging from 860 to just under 1,500 square feet on average. Monthly rents will range from $1,190 for the one-bedroom units, $1,555 for the two-bedrooms and $1,760 for the three-bedrooms.

Each unit will include stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, wooden flooring and a terrace or balcony. Community amenities include on-demand virtual fitness classes, electric car charging stations, individual detached garages, a clubhouse with kitchen, saltwater pool, furnished guest suite for residents, a dog park, business center, fitness facility and pocket parks.

Rendering of a Sapphire apartment building.

Drucker & Falk, which manages the Colony apartments next door, is set to manage and lease Sapphire as well. Henrico-based RGI General Contractors is building the apartments, which were designed by Cox, Kliewer & Co. of Virginia Beach.

The complex is scheduled for completion early next year. A development cost was not disclosed.

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Another example of Leslie Haley pushing density on County residents who as a majority are not interested. If she has her way, every new development will be “vertical”. What about the impact on our overcrowded schools???

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The days of horizontal development are done. That was a thing of the past with 1/2 of the population while nearby land was plentiful. Anything remotely close to a city center has to go vertical. Exurbia (Hampton Park, Magnolia Green areas) will continue horizontal sprawl and then deal with it later, just like Charter Colony is now.