Everywhere you look, Glen Lennox’s transformation is well underway. As Phase 1 charges ahead, we wanted to bring you the latest updates about what’s happening and what you can expect in the near future.
Parking Deck is Nearing Completion
The parking structure that will bring plenty of new parking capacity to our community is built, and the interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is underway. The future apartments and The Gwendolyn office building will share the parking structure to reduce the project’s environmental impact and lower costs. For better aesthetics and convenience, Link Apartments® Linden are designed to wrap around the parking deck.
We Can’t Wait to Welcome New Neighbors Next Year
The first units of the Link Apartments® Linden are on track to finish out by October 2020. On Building A, the framing and moisture barrier installation are already complete on the west and north elevations. Windows are being installed and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in work is halfway to completion. On the east side of the parking garage, half the framing has been completed.
Building B is also making visible progress—all of its concrete slabs have been poured and the framing is halfway done.
The distinctive Clubhouse is also taking shape. Its framing, moisture barrier and roof membrane have been installed, and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are 75 percent complete.
Future Office Space
Construction is beginning this month on The Gwendolyn, which will offer 106,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space. The four-story building will be located along the northern side of the future Glen Lennox Drive and feature a wide range of modern amenities to accommodate today’s 21st century workforce. We anticipate leasing opportunities will be available starting in September 2021.
A Place to Recharge
Next to The Gwendolyn will be a “pocket park” we’re calling Frasier Park, named for brothers Ralph and LeRoy Frasier who, along with John Brandon, helped desegregate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1955 as the first black undergraduates. The park will be an inviting space to grab shade under the mature trees or stretch out and relax on the open green grass.
Improvements to Traffic Flow
Glen Lennox Drive is mostly complete and roadwork to widen 15-501 has begun. Enhancements include a signal-protected crosswalk, dedicated northbound and southbound turn lanes into Glen Lennox Drive, a dedicated northbound turn onto Brandon Dr., and a signalized U-turn for southbound traffic on 15-501. These design upgrades not only assist with traffic flow, they will also make the intersections safer and easier for cyclists and pedestrians.
Pretty Green, and Pretty Eco-friendly
Once Phase 1 is completed, Glen Lennox will have nearly 400 new trees, 2,500 shrubs and 800 annuals and perennials. Not only will these plantings maintain the community’s beauty and connection to nature, over the next 10 years the trees will offset more than 7.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide.