Catty-corner to the southwest of the area’s newest self-storage midrise, the block at N. Shepherd Dr. and Nett St. housing Bethel Church is now broadcasting plans for a mixed-use development from several large signs standing around on the property. A couple of readers reported the new decor from various angles late on Friday (including the one above, which includes a glimpse of finally settled, named, and opened FM Kitchen + Bar on the former Alva Graphics lot across the street). The church’s 1.48-acre block (bounded by Durham Dr. and Center St. on the other 2 sides) hit the market last summer, and looks to be getting wrapped into the Hunington development fold.
The conversion of the church property would put a mixed-use development right next to the Azure Apartments midrise currently going up right across Durham:
(Those apartments will probably be better aligned with their color-evocative name when they’re finished — they should look something like this:)
- Previously on Swamplot: More Apartments Coming Along Durham Dr. Just North of Washington Ave., Per This Variance Request
Images: Lisa L. Riley (top and bottom 3 photos); Rachel Dvoretzky (2nd photo); Fore Property Company (rendering)