Amity Station, Breadmans web page marketed to college student housing firm

The former Breadman’s restaurant site on West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill was sold Feb. 5, 2020, to a Florida developer.

The previous Breadman’s restaurant website on West Rosemary Avenue in Chapel Hill was bought Feb. 5, 2020, to a Florida developer.


Five heaps in downtown Chapel Hill have been sold last week to a Raleigh condominium developer following the homeowners used years striving to construct a mixed-use venture.

Amity Station LLC, the previous proprietor, experienced a challenge that was anticipated to be accepted underneath the recent zoning for 318-326 W. Rosemary St.

Rather, developer Larry Shorter and previous Breadmen’s entrepreneurs Roy and Invoice Piscitello, who were being associates in the challenge, marketed most of the land.

TGAP The Warehouse at Chapel Hill II Operator LLC purchased the virtually 1.3-acre internet site for $7.15 million Feb. 5, in accordance to county records. Amity Station is keeping .86 acres at the rear of the Breadmen’s web site, which contains various residences.

TGAP is portion of The Preiss Co., centered in Raleigh, which operates student housing throughout the country. Amongst its Triangle houses is The Warehouse flats, positioned beside the former Breadmen’s site and bought in 2019.

A mobile phone information left for corporation officers was not returned.

Northside negotiations, Amity Station

The West Rosemary corridor lies concerning occupied Franklin Street and Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood, which has fought to guard its character from developing student rentals. It is matter to the Northside Neighborhood Conservation District, which boundaries what can be developed.

Small began setting up for Amity Station in 2015, at very first proposing a 10-story condominium constructing with ground-ground industrial room, and then lowering the top but escalating the selection of apartments in successive options.

The town, Limited and Northside neighbors talked for three a long time about how to ease worries and reward the community with the venture, which includes a tenant age restriction to weed out undergraduate students and minimal-price tag small business space. The talks finished in 2019 with reasonably priced housing, startup and business enterprise space, and a $1 million donation to the Northside Neighborhood Initiative on the desk.

Breadmen’s was sold to longtime workforce, who moved the cafe to the Elliott Square browsing center on South Elliott Street. The constructing was demolished, and Short submitted programs for a by-ideal proposal previous 12 months that achieved all the zoning specifications.

The plan for each individual good deal named for a around four-story, 19,999-square-foot building, just below the 20,000 sq. ft that would trigger a extra rigorous review procedure. The five properties were being divided by a paper-slender hole.

The Organizing Commission, which approves assignments assembly the website zoning, rejected the program, with a person member contacting it “procedural trickery.” The Board of Adjustment overturned that selection, letting the project to progress.

The town’s scheduling employees is nevertheless reviewing the authorised design ideas, assistant scheduling director Judy Johnson mentioned Wednesday.

He doesn’t know what the new proprietors strategy to do, Limited said when achieved by cell phone Wednesday. He declined more comment. Roy Piscitello referred questions to Short but claimed “it just comes down to possibility at some issue.”

“The only matter I’ll say is the assets actually didn’t have any benefit right up until we did what we did,” and bought the by-appropriate job accredited, Piscitello mentioned.

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Tammy Grubb has published about Orange County’s politics, folks and federal government due to the fact 2010. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna and has lived and worked in the Triangle for about 25 many years.