Some might call it retro or nostalgic. Others, more knowledgeable about architecture, use the word Googie to describe the look. Montford Bowling Partners – Adam Williams, Mike Scornavacchi and Patric Zimmer – are hoping to call it successful.
It’s been a dream long delayed by the economic downturn and a contentious rezoning last year. But the redevelopment of the 29-year-old Quail Corners shopping center at Park Road and Sharon Road West is finally coming to fruition.
Charlotte real estate consultant Frank Warren, soon to join Kimley-Horn and Associates as a senior economist, discusses his career and his observations about how Charlotte got to where it is today and where it is heading.
Carolinas HealthCare System recently finished up five projects valued at nearly $2 million. CHS has another 11 projects ongoing with a total tab of $169.5 million. Among the 11 is the $110.6 million, multiphase transformation of Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville from a satellite facility into a tertiary hospital.
The 3,000-square foot expansion to Dean & DeLuca will accommodate its wine bar and will include 1,500 square feet of retail space, making it about the same size as D&D’s flagship store in Soho, N.Y.
Union Presbyterian Seminary is building its own campus in Charlotte. The $7 million building will be on two acres donated – technically, being leased at $1 a year for 70 years – by Sharon Presbyterian Church.
Queens University of Charlotte raised $120 million in a capital campaign that ended last June, enabling it to go on a major building program that is one of the largest in the university’s 155-year history.
In a few months, something is going to happen in Charlotte’s real estate market that hasn’t happened in about four to five years. Construction will begin on speculative retail space.
Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, is a man with a mission: to transform the 145-year-old historically black college into “Charlotte’s premier independent urban university.” The metamorphosis extends beyond the academic; it’s about bricks and mortar, too.
Katie Tyler, owner and founder of Tyler 2 Construction, had always been proud that she was able to keep her business and personal lives separate, never taking the company home with her. Then came the Great Recession,