Construction begins on mixed-use development in Hickory


Neill Grading and Construction and Lat Purser & Associates announced the beginning of construction on a large mixed-use development in Hickory’s Startown Corridor.

The first phase of the Preston Ridge Development represents a $31.6 million investment in the community with a multi-tenant commercial building and 172 residential apartments. The first phase is scheduled to open in summer 2020. The development will offer restaurant, retail, and service businesses along with one, two, and three-bedroom apartment floorplans ranging from 675 sq. ft. to 1,317 sq. ft.

Amenities include pet-friendly community with onsite dog washing station; salt-water pool; full community kitchen for hosting year-round socials; co-working and lounge area with large-screen TV in common area; fitness and yoga rooms; walking trails just steps from the property; package delivery lockers for residents.

In addition, the developers of Preston Ridge are collaborating with Catawba Valley Community College to establish a location for its School of Cosmetology and reserving a portion of Preston Ridge apartments exclusively for CVCC students.


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