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Toll Brothers completes Packing District land deal, refines townhome designs

     

 

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Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers unveiled new details Friday about its new townhouse community The Brix in The Packing District.

Dr. Phillips Charities, the land owner and master developer for the 202-acre mixed-use district, announced last year they had selected Toll Brothers for the townhouse site adjacent to the new city park and YMCA. The two executed the $5.15 million sale on Thursday.

“We’re super excited,” Toll Brothers Division President Brock Fanning said. “To work with Dr. Phillips Charities has been amazing. They’re so professional, so easy to work with.”

Toll Brothers selected the name Brix as a reference to the industrial transitional urban-inspired design, which features brick exteriors, and for its literal meaning as a unit of measurement in the juicing industry.

The Cannery apartments, the first residential component in the district, are slated to open in March. The townhomes represent the first opportunity to buy homes in the transitional area.

“Dr. Phillips owns a big portion of the Packing District, so it’s going to be a whole new area,” Fanning said. “And this is like the start-up. So now it’s very industrial, but eventually it’s going to be just an extension of College Park.”

Plans call for 135 townhomes across from the YMCA, which is under construction now, on the southeast corner lot on John Young Parkway and Princeton Street. Fanning said they opted to go with a 3-story design using a tuck-under garage to maximize density and create an urban setting on the compact, 8-acre site.

The Brix will offer 16-foot wide models and 20-foot wide townhomes ranging in size from 1,388 square feet to 1,975 square feet, all with the option of adding a rooftop terrace overlooking the park, lake and urban farm to the south.

Construction plans should be submitted to the city shortly to allow for a spring groundbreaking. Fanning said the models and sales center will open in the fall. Sales will launch this summer with base prices starting in the mid $300,000s.

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