MEBANE, N.C. — It used to be the spot where a lot of people in Mebane worked. Soon, it’ll be the place a lot of people in Mebane live.
The Lofts at White Furniture are now leasing more than 150 apartments, with an expected move-in date of March 1, 2016.
D3 Development in Durham purchased the property and is in the process of renovating it.
“We really felt like there was a great opportunity here,” said Shannon Moser, project manager for D3 Development. “Downtown Mebane is growing like crazy. And it’s really unique to find a historic building in downtown where you can actually walk out of the building and walk right into a downtown environment.”
Moser said the company is committed to providing renters with high-end, modern amenities while still maintaining the building’s original character and charm.
“We kept all of the historic features,” Moser said. “We keep the old windows, we replace the glass in them. We leave the exposed ceilings so you can see throughout the buildings all the pine in the ceilings.”
Moser said a few people have already put down payments to reserve an apartment.
“We feel like there is a market with people who live all the way from Greensboro to Durham as well as people in Mebane who would like to downsize and live in an apartment that has great amenities and high-end features,” Moser said.
Shop owners in Mebane said they look forward to the apartments opening, and say it will mean great things for the business community.
“I’m hoping that it’s going to bring a lot more foot traffic down here,” said Angela Bobal, owner of Grit and Grace boutique. “A lot of people associate Mebane with the outlets right now. And it’d be great for them to think about the small businesses in downtown.”
Apartment prices begin at $795. For more information, visit http://loftsatwhitefurniture.com/.