Thu, 10 July 2008
July 10, 2008
By Nichole Bell
South End projects
Several residential projects are under way in South End along the light rail line. They include:
Silos at South End: The first phase of the project at
SouthHaus: This project located at
Circle at South End: This 360-apartment building on
Ashton South End: Located at
The number of people living in Historic South End is expected to triple in the next two years, reaching a population of about 7,000 residents, according to
The rush of residents comes as developers begin to complete several housing projects in the area.
Much of the growth, they say, is because of the light rail.
“It's very rare that you see an entire residential neighborhood established overnight,” said James Mathis III, director of Historic South End. “It'll be exciting to see all those people walking around in the area at 11 o'clock at night.”
Historic South End spans from
The area was a thriving manufacturing community in the 1850s. It declined when the textile industry faded in the '70s and '80s. Revitalization efforts in the '90s brought a crop of restaurants, shops and design-related industries. Many were interested in reusing the old mill buildings and warehouses.
The launch of light rail in November has also helped South End.
The projected growth would push South End close to Uptown's existing population of 10,800.
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