Norfolk-based S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co. has joined forces with another local company, Atlantic Dominion Distributors, on a $35 million apartment community in Virginia Beach.

Work began in December on the 282-unit Mezzo Apartment Homes, a gated community on Virginia Beach Boulevard that will offer multiple floor plans and upscale amenities.

One-, two-, and three bedroom units are planned with lake views, along with studio apartments. According to Nusbaum, rents will range from $1,075 to $1,750.

Amenities will include secured access, a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, business center, outdoor grilling area, recreational activity area (bocce, corn hole, etc.) fire pits, dog park, private garages and a car wash facility.

Green building features, such as Energy Star windows and appliances and sensor lights in bathrooms and closets, are also part of the package.

The project’s location on Virginia Beach Boulevard next to Haynes Furniture and across from St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and School is close to retail, restaurant, employment options, and the Interstate 64/264 interchange.

Hoy Construction will serve as the project’s general contractor. Other members of the development team are TS3, architect; MSA PC, civil engineer; and Details Ltd., interior design services. Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc. provided landscape, pool and outdoor amenity design services.

The completion timetable for Mezzo is 2020, with the first units available for occupancy in the first quarter of 2019.