The longstanding warehouse Party Boy at 1515 Studemont St. was a go-to for many locals to buy their party supplies. Soon it will be replaced by a mixed-use development that will bring the Heights more store outposts, dentists offices, restaurants and more.
Owned by Oxberry Group, the development will be called 10 and Heights, and is in the beginning stages of development.
Joshua Jacobs with The Blue Ox Group, the leasing agent for the development, said that the Party Boy building is in pretty bad shape and will be torn down to make way for a building.
10 and Heights isn’t the only development soon to be a destination in the Heights. The upcoming Durham Row, which will be located at 1239 N. Durham Dr. between West 13th Street and West 12th Street, is owned by Brinker/Sloan Properties and The Blue Ox Group is also its leasing agent.
Jacobs said 10 and Heights will have a variety of tenants like office spaces, medical offices, fitness-related businesses and other tenants that make the most sense for the property.
“Durham Row is a great property,” Jacobs said. “The vision is to build something more restaurant-centric. The vision is to fill the whole thing with restaurants. We have the ability to do that because of parking space.”
With a planned spacious parking lot and building full of restaurants, Jacobs said that Durham Row will become a hub of activity for the area it in.
For both properties, adding to the architecture of the neighborhood was important, Jacobs said. Both developments are designed by Identity Architects and have a modern vibe.
Durham Row will be made up of two building. Building A will be 8,370 square feet and building B will be 6,400 square feet.
“They both have different looks and feels but will be made with high quality materials,” Jacobs said.
Jacobs described Durham Row as community-based and quaint with well-lit patios and a comfortable atmosphere. He said that the freeway visibility of 10 and Heights was taken into more consideration while designing the building. It will be bigger than Durham Row at 28,110 square feet with a taller façade where business can use that space to have their signage visible from the freeway.
Neither developments have started construction, but The Blue Ox Group is beginning the marketing phase of the projects to bring in potential tenants. Construction is expected to begin soon.