As the Charlotte area undergoes an apartment boom, new apartment projects are being planned from one end of the city to the other. And of all the places in which Grubb Properties could build, the pull of SouthPark has become irresistible to the Charlotte-based developer.
John Williams is worried about his tennis courts. City Councilman Andy Dulin is worried about the sacred property rights of Americans. And both men are chasing shadows.
By a unanimous vote, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission’s Zoning Committee last week recommended approval of Woodfield’s rezoning request next door to Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club. Woodfield is seeking to build an apartment complex at the site; members of the Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club oppose the project.
Lynn Ivey’s vision for the 0.65-acre lot next door includes a building with architecture that closely matches her own, green space and something with a low profile that won’t tower over the trees in the neighborhood. It does not include a new hotel.
Crescent Resources is planning to build apartments near SouthPark Mall, according to construction permits awarded this year by Mecklenburg County. 5725 Carnegie Blvd. is the project’s address, according to the permits.
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.
When Re/Max Executive began to outgrow its SouthPark office, CEO Hadi Atri had to look for a new home. The Coltsgate Commons building, at 2901 Coltsgate Road, caught his attention.