By Ely Portillo

Posted: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Charlotte-based Proffitt Dixon has started construction on an upscale, 258-unit apartment complex in Matthews, the company said Thursday.

The Fountains Matthews complex is located at the the intersection of Matthews Township Parkway and Northeast Parkway. The $30 million development is expected to be ready for its first residents to move in by late summer, with construction completed in early 2016.

“We are very excited to become a part of such a great community,” said managing principal Wyatt Dixon, in a statement.

The development will include four three-story buildings with elevators, as well as a 7,000 square-foot club and fitness facility, yoga and Crossfit rooms, a one-acre courtyard, fountains, outdoor kitchens and grills, fire pit and saltwater pool. The apartments will be one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Proffitt Dixon built its first Fountains apartment development in Mooresville. The company is currently building a complex called the Fountains Uptown at Stonewall and McDowell streets in Charlotte, slated to open next year.

On the Matthews project, Carocon Corporation is general contractor, The Housing Studio is the architect and JLL’s development services team is serving as construction manager.

Portillo: 704-358-5041; Twitter: @ESPortillo

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