Luxury apartments coming to Godwin
Published 8:29 pm Monday, May 23, 2022
Luxury apartments are taking shape on the former Lowe’s property off Godwin Boulevard.
The Cathcart Group, a real estate developer, construction and property management company based in Charlottesville, is making its Hampton Roads debut with the mixed-use community The Gallery at Godwin.
“This is a new location for us,” said Todd Dofflemyer, CEO and president of The Cathcart Group. “We are trying to expand our footprint south of Interstate 64.”
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The Gallery at Godwin LLC purchased the lot at 3061 Godwin Blvd. for $3.8 million from Project 10 LLC in June 2021 after the prior owner’s project fell through, creating a perfect opportunity for The Gallery to bring its luxury apartments to Suffolk. According to Dofflemyer, the situation had great timing that turned into a win for both companies.
According to Deputy City Manager Kevin Hughes, the project is a permitted use in the B2 general commercial district zoning designation. Similar to the Bridgeport development off of Bridge Road in North Suffolk, the nine-acre property will have retail and other businesses on the bottom floors and apartments on the top floors.
The 255-unit apartment component, totaling nearly 16,000 square feet, will offer covered parking and one-, two- and three-bedroom homes serviced by multiple elevators. Monthly rent is expected to range from $1,200 to $1,900.
The Gallery at Godwin will have numerous community amenities, including a 6,800-square-foot clubhouse featuring a club room with luxury kitchen, a multipurpose lounge with fireside seating, a business center, a private conference room, a 24-hour fitness center with Fitness on Demand, game room with billiards, multipurpose room with a widescreen TV, and a package and storage room. Outside, the clubhouse will have a saltwater pool, hot tub, covered poolside veranda with seating surrounding an outdoor television, fire pits and grilling stations. For families, there will be a small playground and a dog park with a doggie spa.
“This location has taken off with new developments and its proximity to the (Sentara Obici) hospital,” said Dofflemyer. “It’s very encouraging for us, especially seeing the single-family homes. ”
The apartments are set to open in 2023. Once an opening day is scheduled, those interested will be able to reserve their lease six months in advance.