Apartments ready for rent in The Cargo District

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Container homes are now available for rent in The Cargo District, a new urban mix-use project in Wilmington.

The Cargo District is located at 16th and Queen Streets.

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The nine apartments use a total of 18 shipping containers and mark the first phase of residential development in the community, according to a news release. They will be completed in June.

“This initial phase of development is just the beginning for The Cargo District. We’re also planning more apartments, a coffee shop, and a food truck park,” states Leslie Smith, owner of L.S. Smith Inc. and developer of The Cargo District.

The Cargo District is a mix of upcycled shipping containers to create commercial, office, and residential space.



The nine one-bedroom apartments provide about 600 square feet of living space. The $1050 monthly rent includes water, sewer, trash, and basic internet.

The lower level kitchens will include a reverse osmosis filtration system, living room, patio, small garden and off-street parking. The second level includes the bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet, washer and dryer, and private balcony.

The plan is to bring 50 to 70 additional one to two bedroom apartments to The Cargo District.

Coworx, which offers work spaces for rent, opened in The Cargo District last year.