More than 200 new apartments are being eyed at Rocketts Landing, after the riverfront neighborhood’s developer filed plans days before the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation.
WVS Cos. this month submitted a plan of development to the city for a six-story mixed-use building with 203 apartments at 4401 E. Main St.
Plans call for the demolition of two abandoned buildings and a fueling station on about 4 acres near the intersection of East Main and Nicholson streets to make way for an F-shaped, 296,000-square-foot building.
The apartments would consist of 130 one-bedroom units and 73 two-bedroom units, joined by first-floor retail space, a pool, club room, gym and courtyard.
The project also features 248 parking spots, about half of which will be sub-surface.
City property records show that the land is owned by an entity tied to WVS.
WVS did not respond to requests for comment by press time.
Saunders + Crouse Architects are listed as the project’s designer and Timmons Group is listed as engineer. Project cost is not outlined in the plans, which were filed March 6.
The project would add to the decade-long buildout at Rocketts Landing, which, led by WVS, has included development of hundreds of apartments, condos, townhomes, offices and commercial space.
The project is within eyesight of the Intermediate Terminal building, whose fate remains unclear after a city study found it may be able to support the type of restaurant concept Stone Brewing Co. originally planned years ago.