Charlotte, N.C.—Crescent Communities is bringing a new model of urban living to Uptown Charlotte to redefine the city’s Stonewall corridor. The company’s plans for a mixed-use, transit-oriented development include a 5.4-acre site at the Lynx Light Rail’s Stonewall Station, which will feature a 47,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market, 450-unit luxury apartment community and a parking deck along with retail and up to two hotels.
“This development will be a transformative project for the city of Charlotte,” Ben Collins, regional vice president for Crescent Communities, told MHN. “Whole Foods Market will be Uptown’s first full-sized grocery store. Its size, combined with Whole Foods Market’s holistic approach to the shopping experience, will help this Crescent community redefine urban living in Charlotte.”
Located at the southwest intersection of Stonewall and Caldwell streets, this development will directly connect the community to the Stonewall Station which caters to hot Uptown spots including the NFL Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, Levine Center for the Arts and the Charlotte Convention Center. This free-flowing access to Whole Foods Market will represent one of the nation’s most accessible transit-oriented grocers and is perfectly located for everyday Uptown living.
Also in the works just west of the site are plans for Crescent’s Tryon Place: a mixed-use community with Class A office, restaurants, retail and full-service hotel on more than three acres at the corner of Stonewall and Tryon streets.
Crescent’s main goal in development is building a sense of community for residents, workers and visitors through unique design and attractive social spaces. Along with a raised, transit-level public plaza, the new project at Stonewall and Caldwell includes a resident-only outdoor amenities area. Located above the parking deck, the resort-style pool and outdoor living space offer clear views of the skyline looking up Tryon Street. The two residential buildings will be a mid-rise and a high-rise with fewer but larger and more luxurious units, providing a boutique feel.
Crescent will begin building the new community on Stonewall Street this year and is aiming for a 2017 grand opening.