Redevelopment

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Forces are at work behind the scenes on a series of projects expected to transform the 50-block North Tryon Street area in Uptown Charlotte. Developers, property owners and others involved are offering the public a look at what's to come at a free event Thursday night with food and entertainment.

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and other property owners are hunting for a company to carry out a major redevelopment on North Tryon Street, to include shops, apartments, offices and a hotel. 

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Property owners along two blocks of North Tryon Street are seeking a developer for a mixed-use project that would include a replacement for the current Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library. The 7-acre project between Sixth and Eighth Streets would include market rate and affordable housing, shops, offices and a boutique hotel. 

Architect's drawing of the planned Ally Charlotte Center, at South Tryon and Stonewall streets. Crescent Communities plans to start construction early in 2018.
Crescent Communities

Another new office tower will begin construction uptown early next year, with Ally Financial as the main tenant. Besides offices, the 26-story building at South Tryon and Stonewall streets will have a hotel and space for restaurants and shops.  It's expected to open in 2021.

A main building on the site once was a Ford Model T factory and Army missile plant. More recently, it was a Rite-Aid distribution center.
David Boraks / WFAE

The Charlotte City Council on Monday approved a rezoning for the 72-acre Camp North End development off Statesville Avenue, north of uptown.  

The old Hercules Industrial Park off Statesville Avenue is up for redevelopment.
David Boraks / WFAE

A New York developer wants to breathe new life into a historic industrial park off Statesville Avenue north of uptown.  Camp North End would be a creative hub, with offices, apartments, shops and restaurants, as well as space for light industrial and educational uses.

The streetcorner park at North Tryon and Sixth streets uptown will be removed starting next week, as the Foundation for the Carolinas begins restoring the 1927 Carolina Theatre.
David Boraks / WFAE-FM

There won't be a formal groundbreaking, but work is scheduled to begin next week (the week of May 22) on redevelopment of the old Carolina Theatre in uptown Charlotte. The Foundation for the Carolinas is leading the project, which includes a 20-story hotel.

Illustration of the downtown Kannapolis redevelopment, including apartments and shops (bottom) and a future baseball stadium.
City of Kannapolis

A Florida developer hopes to lure millennials to downtown Kannapolis within a few years by building a hotel, apartments, shops and restaurants. It's the first step in the city's plan to redevelop 50 acres it bought last year. 

City of Kannapolis/UNC Development Finance Initiative

The City of Kannapolis is searching for a developer for the first in a planned series of projects that officials hope will transform 50 acres in the city’s old downtown. The City Council gave its go-ahead Monday night.

David Boraks / WFAE

The Charlotte Observer is moving to a new office this spring - and that means saying goodbye to the current four-story newsroom and office building on South Tryon Street, which is expected to be redeveloped. On Thursday, a few hundred employees past and present reunited for a couple of hours to reminisce.  WFAE’s David Boraks once worked there as an editor and reporter, and joined the crowd.  

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