Flats at Mixson renamed Links Apartments Mixson (copy)

The 268-unit, former Flats at Mixson apartment complex in North Charleston is now called Link Apartments Mixson, after being restored because of water intrusion. File/Staff

A 268-unit, former waterlogged apartment complex in North Charleston will start accepting new leases Thursday after the first units were restored.

Grubb Properties is changing the name from what was the Flats at Mixson to Link Apartments Mixson. The first 30 units will be ready for occupancy in August. Other apartments will become available at a rate of about 30 per month over the next year, according to spokesman Ken Gepfert.

The Charlotte-based company bought the multifamily community near Park Circle last year for $5.3 million from real estate giant Jamestown Properties of Atlanta. It is investing about $23 million in the restoration effort.

The three-year-old apartments had to be vacated last year because of structural defects from water intrusion. Grubb has been working since last fall to resolve the building problems.

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The complex will include a coffee lounge, screened porches, a community garden, a fitness center, saltwater swimming pool, dog wash station and park.

“We are proud to restore this residential community for North Charleston and the thriving Park Circle neighborhood,” said Grubb Properties CEO Clay Grubb. “We have worked closely with North Charleston city officials and partnered with local engineers to carefully repair and upgrade the property.”

A temporary preleasing office has been set up at 4501 Mixson Ave. The company operates four other Link communities in Greenville, Richmond, Va., Raleigh and Winston-Salem.

Reach Warren L. Wise at 843-937-5524 or warrenlancewise@twitter.com.