Live + Work Units at The Cargo District Available

The Cargo District,™ a Wilmington, NC based urban market and coworking village, today announced nine new container homes at 1602 Queen Street are available for rent with completion set June 2018 Dave Menzies Editor Publisher Startup TechWire
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Cargo District,™ a Wilmington, NC based urban market and coworking village, today announced nine new container homes at 1602 Queen Street are available for rent with completion set June 2018. Owned and developed by L.S. Smith Inc. and designed by Rob Romero of Romero Architecture, the nine stand-alone apartments utilize a total of 18 locally-sourced shipping containers and mark the first phase of residential development expected for The Cargo District. An urban mix-use project, The Cargo District conceptual plans include the use of upcycled intermodal shipping containers to create a mix of retail, office, and residential spaces. The nine one-bedroom “Live + Work” units are the first set of container homes, constructed using two 20 foot containers integrated with traditional building materials to provide approximately 600 square feet of living space.

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“This initial phase of development is just the beginning for The Cargo District. We’re also planning more apartments, a coffee shop, and a food truck park,” states Leslie Smith, owner of L.S. Smith Inc. and developer of The Cargo District.

Each container apartment is available for rent at $1050 per month and includes water, sewer, and trash, as well as basic internet service. On the lower level, each Live + Work unit will feature a full-size kitchen with a reverse osmosis filtration system, large living room, paved patio, small garden, and off-street parking for a single vehicle. On the second level, the units will include a bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet, stackable washer and dryer, and private balcony.

Following the development of these nine Live Work Units, Smith is also planning 50 to 70 additional one to two bedroom apartments constructed from over 200 containers. “We’ve had a tremendous response from the public on this first phase of apartments. With only nine apartments available, we recommend that interested residents reach out as soon as possible to reserve. We are accepting deposits and early reservations at this time.” states Smith.

For more information, visit www.cargodistrict.com or send an email to info@cargodistrict.com

The Cargo District™ is an urban market and coworking village crafted from upcycled, regionally sourced shipping containers. Located in North Carolina’s ‘Port City,’ this Wilmington-based community celebrates art, innovation, and social enterprise with a cool mix of local startups and small businesses. The development also features modern container homes and eco-friendly spaces to shop, eat, and connect. To learn more, visit www.cargodistrict.com.

L.S. Smith Inc., is an unlimited general contractor and community developer, providing custom shipping container design and construction throughout Southeastern NC. Based in Wilmington since 2004, the company also provides expert HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services for commercial, residential, and multi-family properties. Visit www.cargodistrict.com to view the latest project and www.lssmith.com to learn more.