The $200 million redevelopment of a bottling facility in northwest Durham is moving forward.

Atlanta-based Ardent Companies recently filed site plans for its redevelopment of the Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company warehouse. The new development will have 370 apartments, 35 townhomes and nearly 70,000 square feet of retail space including a grocery store. The company had the property rezoned in October.

Jay Douglas, executive director for Ardent Companies, said the company is anticipating closing on the land by the end of this year so it can break ground in the first quarter of 2025. If it follows that timeline, the development will open in the third quarter of 2026.

The timeline is dependent on when Coca-Cola finishes building its new facility in Chatham County, which Douglas said is on track to be complete by the end of this year.

The multifamily units will be a mix of studio, one, two and three bedrooms in a 7-story building that will wrap a parking deck with 520 parking spaces. The company hasn’t settled on how many bedrooms the townhomes will have but five of them will be offered at 80 percent of the area median income. All of the townhomes will be for sale.

Amenities include a swimming pool, courtyard, outdoor grilling areas and interior amenities that have yet to be decided.

Retail will be in six buildings, one for the grocer and five for new retailers. The grocery space will be 23,291 square feet and the remaining buildings will hold about 15 retailers. Douglas said the company wants to create Class-A service and family-oriented retail that meet the daily needs of the local community. That includes retail options like fitness and food and beverage concepts.

Surface parking for the retail will include 355 spaces.

The bottling facility will be demolished, bu the company will reuse pieces of it in the new development. Douglas said the company hasn’t yet had a chance to evaluate what will be left behind by Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

The only building that will remain is the First Citizens Bank branch.

The Durham Coca-Cola bottling facility is at 3214 Hillsborough Road near Duke University Hospital. The more than 100,000-square-foot warehouse is on 11 acres. The property’s assessed value is about $4.5 million.

The headquarters facility was built in 1961 to distribute Coca-Cola products in Durham, Person, Granville, Vance and parts of Wake, Orange and Chatham counties. The company is consolidating its Durham and Sanford locations and moving the headquarters to Chatham County.

Hager Rand, president of Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, previously told the TBJ that the move is so the company can be more centrally located and in a modern and more efficient space.