Sterling King Apartments – Building 1
The Whitmore Company is pleased to announce they have successfully contracted for another parcel of land in downtown Portsmouth located at 600 Washington Street. The location will be developed as an apartment complex consisting of 45 apartment homes and a 2,500 square foot clubhouse. This new development will be known as The King’s Court Apartments. The site is located blocks away from another Whitmore development known as The Sterling Court Apartments. Both of these developments will have a construction start after the first of the year. This location is in close proximity to the Downtown Tunnel and Interstate 264.
The proposed development is a four-story apartment building, where the first floor will have nine apartment homes and the second, third and fourth floors will each have twelve apartment homes for a total of 45 units. The first floor units shall have elevated ceiling heights and the remaining units shall all have ceilings of nine feet in height. The building will be elevator-served.
The building will primarily be red brick on the first floor and white brick on the top three floors. The corner apartments and selected first floor apartments will enjoy very nice porches. The porches shall have black aluminum railings replicating a wrought iron look. The architecture shall present a very clean, traditional, classic look.
Inside the units, the prospective renter shall enjoy all of the best features. Each unit will have its own smart panel for cable, internet and security. The building will have significant security installations throughout each floor. Each apartment shall enjoy stainless steel appliances and full-size washers and dryers.
It is anticipated that the units will meet the very strong rental demand generated by the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, the Norfolk Naval Shipyards, and the downtown employment base that includes the U.S. Coast Guard. This demand was proven by previous developments built by Mr. Aston, which are The Myrtles at Olde Towne and The Heights at Olde Towne (now part of The Myrtles).
Units should be ready for occupancy in spring 2015.