South Charlotte will be getting two new projects that we are excited about. They won their rezoning petitions at the Charlotte City Council Meeting this week.
The first project we are excited about is a redevelopment of Melrose Apartments in Madison Park. The site is the current home of 54 apartments originally built in 1967. There are also four single-family homes on the redevelopment site. Those four homes and the old apartments will be demolished to make way for the new project. This redevelopment project was first proposed in 2015 and has finally won unanimous approval by City Council.
The new project will have up to 265 apartments and eight townhouse-style units on the 2.9 acre site. This upscale complex will contain four and five story buildings, a parking garage, parking for each unit, a swimming pool, and central courtyard.
There are some concerns about the project being inconsistent with the surrounding neighborhood and issues with the elevations associated with the project. However, this project near the intersection of Park and Woodlawn Roads is still exciting. Revitalizing that corner is a great opportunity to add some character and better functionality to the area.
The second project we are excited about is an expansion of Phillips Place. Phillips Place has long been a place with restaurants, specialty retail, apparel, and home furnishings. The main street has an old world feel with fountains, benches, and lush landscaping. A hotel, movie theater, residences, office space and more made Phillips Place revolutionary as it was Charlotte’s first mixed-use development.
The expansion will add about 100,000 square feet of commercial space. Currently there is about 80,000 square feet of retail space excluding the hotel and movie theater. The plan also calls for parking decks with a smaller footprint allowing denser development. The project is slated for 15.1 acres just south of Fairview Road. The expansion of the Phillips Place retail center in SouthPark was unanimously approved by City Council.
If you are interested in a home in Madison Park or in SouthPark, give us a call at (704) 525-4045. You can also view current listings on our website here.