Charlotte-based Tartan Residential plans two workforce housing developments in Rock Hill

By Collin Huguley – Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal

“A Charlotte developer is moving forward with a pair of workforce housing projects in Rock Hill after receiving key approvals.

Dunbar Place Apartment Homes

Tartan Residential, a Charlotte-based developer of workforce and affordable housing, is planning two projects in Rock Hill: Johnston Farms Apartment Homes and Dunbar Place Apartment Homes. Rezoning requests for both projects were approved by Rock Hill City Council on Monday evening.

The larger of the two projects is Johnston Farms, which will be developed on a 24-acre site at the corner of South Anderson and Princeton roads. It will include five three-story buildings with 120 two- and three-bedroom units, according to city documents.

Dunbar Place will be developed on a 6.7-acre site on the corner of South Cherry Road and Constitution Boulevard. It will have commercial uses as well. On the housing side, the project will include one four-story building with 100 two-bedroom apartments, documents say.

The Dunbar Place site also includes an existing 16,000-square-foot building that was formerly used by American Legion. That building will be redeveloped, with about half of it being occupied by J.M. Cope Construction for its headquarters. The remainder of the building will be taken by a restaurant or retail use.

Tartan’s Jeff Carroll told the Charlotte Business Journal that he hopes to close on acquisition of the properties and begin construction on the projects in early 2021.

There are two possibilities for financing the projects, documents say. The projects will be funded by either tax-exempt bonds or opportunity zone financing.

If tax-exempt bonds are used, Tartan proposes rent and income restrictions between 30% and 80% of area median income, with a property-wide average of 60%. If opportunity zone financing is used, there will be rent and income restrictions between 50% and 100% of AMI, with an average of 80%.

Both housing projects will also include a workforce-training incentive program to help residents earn down payment assistance on future homes. Residents who complete fields of study at a local community college, technical school or university will qualify for assistance on a newly constructed home.

Documents say the program will provide a maximum of $10,000 per unit in assistance for up to 18 residents per year at Johnston Farms and a maximum of $10,000 per unit in assistance for up to 15 residents per year at Dunbar Place.”

– Charlotte Business Journal

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/08/25/rock-hill-affordable-housing-tartan-residential.html?iana=hpmvp_clt_news_headline

Davidson’s Landing Apartment Homes

Davidson’s Landing is a workforce housing development designed to serve middle-income renters in Kansas City. The community will consist of 115 units, together with a wide range of unit and site amenities.

The project also includes an employer exchange and workforce training incentives, providing first-time homeowner down payment assistance to residents obtaining a degree or trade certification while working full-time.

Construction is planned for late 2020.

Planning Commission Meeting: Davidson’s Landing

Tartan Residential made a presentation to the Unified Government Planning Commission on Monday, December 10, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the site plan for a proposed 115-unit apartment community known as Davidson’s Landing.

Jeff Carroll, President of Tartan Residential, made a 15-minute presentation and entertained questions from city staff, planning commissioners, and neighbors.

The planning commission voted 7-0 in favor of the proposal.

A copy of the presentation is found here.

Grand Opening: Buchanan’s Crossing

On October 17, 2017, the grand opening was held for Buchanan’s Crossing – the newest fully-accessible development serving veterans and seniors in Kansas City, Kansas. The project’s sponsors, Tartan Residential (a North Carolina-based for-profit developer), Hughes Development Company (a local for-profit developer) and Northeast Economic Development Corporation (a local non-profit), were in attendance.

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The mayor and several commissioners were also in attendance, as were some of the future residents, Horizon Bank (a regional lender providing construction and permanent funding for the project), Midwest Housing Equity Group (a regional investor in newly-constructed multifamily developments), and Bear Claw Construction (the general contractor).

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When completely built out, the project will include a total of 40 two- and three-bedroom duplex units in a mixed-income rental environment.

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The project included a major off-site sanitary sewer improvement including a 144-foot bridge to make utilities available to the project and up to 400 additional units in the area.

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Jeff Carroll (President of Tartan Residential) and Bob Hughes (President of Hughes Development Company) addressed the attendees at the grand opening, followed by a ribbon cutting and a walk-through for an available unit.

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According to Mr. Carroll, “This has been a work in progress for the past two years. We are excited to wrap up this phase of the development and look forward to bringing more units on line over the next couple of years.”

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For leasing information contact the property manager at 913-593-0296.