Greenbridge

The highly-controversial Greenbridge development opened in mid-2010 and was designed by William McDonough and Partners. The development, two towers with 10- and 7-stories of condominiums, also offers mixed-use commerical space on the ground and second floors of each tower. Total there are 100 condominium units and more than 25,000 square feet of retail space available.

The entire development has been billed by its developers and the Chapel Hill Town Council as the ‘most environmentally sustainable’ structure in the state. The building is energy efficient and environmentally sustainable and will be the first development in North Carolina to receive gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard, a national standard for energy-efficient, environmentally conscious architecture. The site’s developers, Greenbridge Developments, are selling the condos for upwards of $500,000, with the top floors of each tower offered at more than $1 million. After a two-year sale freeze, Greenbridge reopened in 2012.

The site’s close proximity to the town of Carrboro and the traditionally black Northside neighborhood of Chapel Hill has led detractors to question the long-term effects of gentrification in the wider Chapel Hill community. Despite the developer’s promise to set aside 15% of the site for affordable housing units, the high prices have led many in the Northside community to express concern over a possible tax-increase in the area. Additionally, the height of the development and the noise of construction have led to further complaints.

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Greenbridge foreclosure delayed for the second time in four months

Greenbridge faced foreclosure sale today for the second time in four months — but Bank of America has again postponed the date to give developers more time to repay debts. Tim Toben, one of the development’s partners, said he received a letter from the bank telling him that the sale had been delayed until Nov. 7.


	Although Bank of America has postponed foreclosure on Greenbridge, the financial future of the development depends on finding investors.

Greenbridge to foreclose Sept. 22

Greenbridge faces a foreclosure sale Sept. 22 for the second time this year, just months after its bank delayed a June 27 sale date. Town officials say the developers’ poor relationship with their bank and the national economic downturn — not Chapel Hill’s business environment — caused Greenbridge’s troubles.


	Greenbridge, a downtown Chapel Hill development, faces foreclosure after Bank of America reused to pay invoices on the project in October.

Greenbridge may foreclose

Greenbridge, the 10-story Rosemary Street development that opened last fall, faces the threat of foreclosure by its bank. The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Friday that the Greenbridge development could foreclose after Bank of America refused to pay $1.6 million in invoices on the project in October.


DTH/Amanda Purser and Ryan Kurtzman

Greenbridge installs solar panels to heat water

By today’s end, Greenbridge will be one step closer to achieving its environmentally friendly claim.Greenbridge, a two-building development property on West Rosemary Street, began the installation of 45 solar panels on the roof of its 10-story East Building.


The construction of a 10-story environmentally conscious mixed-use development on West Rosemary Street has caused controversy.

Greenbridge all-clear after bomb threat

Streets are clear after a bomb threat targeted Greenbridge Development around 7 a.m. Thursday.The caller said the bomb was in the Greenbridge development at 400 W. Rosemary St. Police performed a sweep of the building and did not find one.


Knotts Funeral Home has suffered property damage and decreased business that owners blame on Greenbridge. DTH/Mary Lide Parker

Funeral home neighboring Greenbridge fights to live

A metal fence is all that divides a small funeral home on North Graham Street from the Greenbridge construction site.It was also the first official notification Knotts Funeral Home received of Greenbridge’s construction, said Michael Parker, the funeral home branch’s manager.“They didn’t let us know anything until they started coming in and putting up a fence,” he said.


Greenbridge: location of graffiti.

Greenbridge walls, property vandalized

An already controversial plot of land has taken another shot this weekend — this time from vandals.Damages to the Greenbridge development totaled about $11,000 after it was spray-painted in several areas Saturday night, including 14 concrete columns, 21 walls, five doors and a fork lift, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


The construction of a 10-story environmentally conscious mixed-use development on West Rosemary Street has caused controversy.

Greenbridge leases more than half its units

A glance west down Rosemary Street confirms the progress of a controversial 10-story development among low-slung businesses and homes.Future occupants have purchased more than half of the units set to be built in the skeleton framework of the Greenbridge development.