Crescent Communities, a Charlotte developer will break ground on its foodie-inspired mixed-use project off Providence Road later this summer. The foodie theme would focus on connecting people through food. The idea is to inspire residents’ passion for food turning this area into a hot foodie scene.
The story, reported on by the Charlotte Business Journal, states that the multi-family phase of Providence Farm will break ground in the coming weeks. Located near Interstate 485 at Providence Road, Providence Farm is a 72-acre development slated to include 404 residential units, 396 garden apartments and eight three-story townhouses with attached garages. In addition, there will be 30,000 square feet of retail an a 180-unit hotel.
The developer expects to have the first Providence Farm residential units completed in late 2017, with final completion in the first half of 2018. The hotel and retail portion, which faces Providence Road, will be built in the next phase. Most of the project is targeted for a late-2018 completion.
The foodie-inspired development will feature the apartment leasing center incorporated within a functioning restaurant space. Providence Farm will include gourmet indoor and outdoor kitchens, a library of upscale small appliances for residents to borrow, a fruit orchard, community garden plots, a craft cocktail lounge and social house, and “chef-inspired” kitchens.
Crescent Communities has worked on other multi-family and residential projects in the area including Tryon Place, Crescent Stonewall, and Crescent NODA. They also have other developments in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Arizona.
Providence Farm joins other developments under construction in the area. Crescent’s project is next to Waverly, a 90-acre project by Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein. Lincoln Harris’ Rea Farms project is also in close proximity— that 188-acre development is on the site of the former Charlotte Golf Links golf course at Providence and Ardrey Kell roads. And homebuilder PulteGroup Inc. has plans for 100 single-family homes— a development called Kellmoor — off Tilley Morris Road, adjacent to Providence Farm.