Childress Klein has announced plans for a mixed-use development on 7.1 acres across the street from SouthPark Mall on Sharon Road.
The site is home to Sharon United Methodist Church, which will be redeveloped as part of the project.
“We are very excited to work with Childress Klein. We know they will bring to life our vision of a vibrant mixed-use community where people will live, work, play, serve and worship together,” said Kyle Thompson, senior pastor at Sharon United Methodist Church, in a statement.
The project will include up to 690 residential units, some of which will be senior housing, a 175-room hotel, 170,000 square feet of commercial space for retail, restaurant and office space and an 18,000-square-foot fitness facility. The church’s sanctuary, performing arts center and fellowship facility will also be redeveloped, although officials from the church and Childress Klein could not be reached for details.
“Childress Klein’s venture with Sharon United Methodist Church will allow the church to thrive as part of the next generation of SouthPark as we bring uses to the site that complement the existing fabric of the community,” said Chris Thomas, retail partner at Childress Klein, in a statement.
Childress Klein is working with Shook Kelley, which has offices in Charlotte and Los Angeles, to design the project. Shook Kelley specializes in designing urban mixed-use developments, according to its website.
In the Charlotte region, Shook Kelley has completed several projects in South End along the Lynx Blue Line, and it handled the design work for the Birkdale Village community that’s just north of Sam Furr Road in Huntersville.
Childress Klein is seeking a rezoning of the property from single-family residential with a maximum density of three units per acre and business shopping center to mixed-used development. The company filed a rezoning petition on March 20, and a public hearing is scheduled for June 15.