New apartment complex in west Charlotte officially opens Thursday

By Ron Lee - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Many residents are hoping a new apartment complex will help with revitalization efforts underway in one west Charlotte neighborhood that has experience lots of crime in recent years.

Wesley Village West contains over 300 units and is located near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Morehead Drive.

The area has seen it's fair share of violent crimes in recent years.  People who live in the area are hoping the new complex will be the beginning of change.

The complex will contain a mixture of residential housing and businesses.  It will be very similar to Birkdale Village in Huntersville.  The plan has worked well in the past, and developers are hoping the same thing will happen at Wesley Village.

The complex boasts a salt-water pool, a place for residents to go for yoga, as well as being situated next to the greenway for park access.

Over 60 percent of the units have been leased in just the past nine months which the development's builders say is a sign of good things to come.

The complex grand opening will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m.  

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