Williamsburg City Planners approved a site plan for the new Kings Manor Apartments at High Street, which replaces the originally proposed condo complex. Planners okayed 230 apartments in two 60- foot-high buildings, replacing 330 condos originally proposed. The complex will also include a clubhouse, pool and 10 garage buildings.
Kings Manor will have use of 51 parking spaces in the commercial parking garage for High Street.
The residential section of High Street, approved in 2005, allows for 574 dwelling units. Of those, 191 rental apartments and 16 of 53 approved townhomes have been built. Only one of the town homes sold and the developer has rented the remaining ones until the real estate market stabilizes.
Below is an older aerial view showing the area where the Kings Manor Condos were to be built.
Update August 2009
While moving vans are a common sight throughout Williamsburg VA, they have been a very rare sight at High Street. The town homes at High Street have finally sold their first unit there. This moving van was spotted in early August of 2009.
The developer has reduced list prices almost $136,000 on some units . The new pricing starts at $394,500 and ranges to $569,500 for the Warwick, Westover and Wilton model town homes. Standard features include granite countertops, custom molding, marble floors and counters in the master bath and private enclosed courtyards with a detached two card garage behind it. Home owners in High Street will have access to a private clubhouse with fitness facility and a billiard room.
One of the other residential components in High Street has flourished. Sterling Manor , the apartments has reached full occupancy nearly three months ago.
Plans are still in the works for the Treyburn Manor and Kings Manor condos at High Street which should start construction in the near future
Commercial Update at High Street Williamsburg : Sept 2009
For months, the Virginia Beach-based Katsias Co. has been working hard to court prospective retail tenants to set up shop in High Street, the Williamsburg, VA shopping and residential complex.
Construction is under way in High Street on the buildings and stores that will house Terra , a coffee shop, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream store, in addition to Plaza Azteca, a Virginia based Mexican restaurant chain.
It is hoped that the stores will be open by the end of 2009.
This will be a welcomed relief for residents who have wondered for months if High Street would ever have more than a movie theater and a single fast-food restaurant.
In March, Movie Tavern, a restaurant and first-run movie theater, and Five Guys Burger and Fries, a hamburger and hot dog fast-food restaurant, became High Street’s first tenants.
The leasing agent for High Street has indicated that three additional restaurants are close to signing leases to move onto High Street. There are also three retailers and a grocery store currently looking into moving locations into the development.
|This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again. You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.|