50th Anniversary Golden Nugget of the Week: Mid-rise Condominiums

By Richard Burke
50th Anniversary History Subcommittee

Did The Landings ever consider building mid-rise condominiums? 

Yes. Branigar not only considered building mid-rise condos in The Landings, we worked with an outside developer to design one and offered it for sale in November of 1980. Called “The Priory” and located on the marsh edge near Landings Harbor, it featured the same architectural style as the Priest Landing townhomes and would have provided a magnificent view of Romerly Marsh and the Wilmington River. 

The building was to be seven stories tall, contain 38 units, and offer a choice of two bedroom and two bedroom plus den floor plans. Although several purchase reservations were taken, we failed to sell enough units to justify construction. Branigar made no subsequent attempt to build multi-storied housing. 

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