Proposed Apartment Development Targeted at Wake Forest Students

Developer Mike Kelley is proposing to build an 88-unit student housing community he’s calling Deacon Place on 11 acres within walking distance of the Wake Forest University campus:

Plans filed with the City-County Planning Board indicate the development would include 88 total units, with 76 four-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units, along with a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse and 1,800-square-foot pool.

“The intent is to provide students with a housing choice that offers ample green space and amenities such as a clubhouse and pool for recreational use while offering a campus-like feeling to the property,” according to the purpose statement included with the plans.

Other potential amenities include sand volleyball courts, an outdoor putting green, cafe seating at the pool, outdoor grilling areas with fire pits and a “hammock hangout area and a study great room,” the plans indicate.

The plans will require the rezoning of three parcels and the case is scheduled to be heard at the August 13, 2015 meeting of the planning board.