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.
Mark Vevle, spokesman for Greenbridge Developments, said the paint was cleaned off during the weekend.
“I know it was fixed up pretty fast by our staff and the Chapel Hill police,” Vevle said.
He said he didn’t know what the graffiti depicted or said.
Construction of the two-building, multistory condominium and retail complex began in 2008, adjacent to the Northside neighborhood on Rosemary Street.
The development, which will open its doors this spring, has attracted mostly middle-class residents to the historically black and low-income part of town.
Since then, Greenbridge has angered some locals and activists who believe the project is an example of gentrification, conforming an area to a middle class taste.
Saturday’s vandalism is not the first act of disapproval directed toward Greenbridge.