In west Charlotte’s Dixie-Berryhill neighborhood, outside of I-485 and sandwiched between Charlotte Douglas Airport and the Catawba River is what Crescent Communities and Lincoln Harris home will be the next major neighborhood expansion in Charlotte. Called The River District, the 1,322 acre site is largely undeveloped but this new plan would create a Ballantyne in west Charlotte.
The River District project would feature a waterfront park with river access, 8 million square feet of office space, 500,000 sq. ft of retail, 1,000 hotel rooms, and a mix of 4,050 single family and multi-family (apartments, condos and townhouses) units. The project would also maintain approximately 528 acres of the project as open space that would include a public greenway that would link the River District to Berewick and Paw Creek.
Just as Ballantyne was a 25 year development project, this would very similar with final completion around 2035. The area closest to the water would feature single family housing with density growing the further east you travel. A large town center is at the heart of the neighborhood and it would serve as a mix of light commercial, multi-family, and retail. The major commercial portion of the development would be closest to I-485 as a way to provide access – very similar to how Ballantyne is laid out.
For more information on the project, visit RiverDistrictInfo.com.
Lincoln Harris and Crescent each have a pretty good track record with these types of developments. Lincoln Harris’s CEO Johnny Harris developed Southpark, Morrocroft, Phillips Place and the Piedmont Town Center. Crescent Communities was the developer behind The Peninsula, The Sanctuary, and The Point.
The River District isn’t the only major development in west Charlotte. The next phase of Berewick is underway as well as D.R. Horton’s Vineyards on Lake Wylie is still under construction, with pricing from the $250,000’s up to $650,000.