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???

Sean Stilwell

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.