The Mixson planned community will start construction this month on dozens of new homes.

This marks the latest development in the 44-acre project off Durant Avenue in North Charleston's Park Circle neighborhood.

Officials will break ground April 24 on a project that will add nearly 80 single-family homes with prices starting in the low $300,000s. The groundbreaking also clears the way for 18 townhomes that will start below $300,000, officials said.

The homes are planned to be as high as three stories and have as much as 2,000 square-feet of living space. The first homes are planned to be by Reavis-Comer Development, Seaquest Development, and Sabal Homes, officials said.

The high-profile infill project has been adding apartments in recent months.

The development is intended to add a downtown-like dose of urban density to the Park Circle area with its concept of narrow alleyways, clusters of multifamily homes and several public meeting spaces. Mixson, along with other residential developments like Oak Terrace Preserve and Garco Park, are expected to add to the city's ongoing efforts to revitalize the area known nowadays for luring young professionals.

Mixson already includes 18 stucco homes, and a barn.

The project is also growing a retail businesses, which include a restaurant, a club and Mixson Market, a store and cafe that sells gourmet coffee, craft beer and housewares.

Editor's note: A previous version incorrectly stated the date for the groundbreaking of the new homes project.