KBS has broken ground on the residential portion of the master planned Dairy Central development in Charlottesville. The project will add 180 urban apartment homes to the development anchored by the historic Monticello Dairy building at Grady and Preston Avenues.
“10th and Dairy will offer the first urban apartments on Preston Avenue, a perfect location for infill development that respects the scale and history of the city,” said Jodi Mills, director of sales and marketing with Stony Point Development Group, the developer behind the project.
10th and Dairy is a mid-rise building with one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities include structured parking, coworking space, resident lounge, fitness room, dog spa and a bike storage room. Two courtyards open to the south along West Street and feature elaborate gathering areas with grilling stations, outdoor fire tables and a pool.
The project is designed to be EarthCraft Certified and will be complete in 2021. Fifteen units are designated for workforce housing available to those making up to 80 percent of area median income. The design team is led by Cunningham Quill Architects with supporting roles by WaterStreet Studio and Timmons Group.
Dairy Central is a new mixed-use urban development within walking distance of downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The multi-phase project features the adaptive reuse of the 1937 Monticello Dairy facility. In addition to the residential component, the development includes new Class A office space, a pub for Starr Hill Craft Brewery and a food hall for restaurateurs and retailers. In January 2020, Costar and Dexcom announced leases for a portion of the office space.