Shortbread Lofts

Chapel Hill, NC

In an effort to bring activity, affordable housing and a sense of place to an overlooked portion of Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill, NC, MHAworks has worked with private developers on Shortbread Lofts. This mixed-use, multi-family, for rent project houses 85 apartments and includes over 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The seven-story, concrete and steel building is equipped with interior recreation areas, exterior communal terraces, rooftop gardens and running track, and on site tenant parking. Specific emphasis was paid to crafting a responsibly scaled building that captures the spirit of the community within the changing scale of Chapel Hill’s downtown district.