Charlotte City leaders are getting serious about the city’s growth for the next two decades. They’ve unveiled a draft plan to help guide Charlotte on everything from affordable housing to transportation. It’s called the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and it outlines a vision for Queen City communities. It includes some pretty big goals like neighborhood diversity, transit-oriented development, and economic opportunity. The city will be collecting public feedback for the next several months. A first vote on the final version won’t be until April.  

It’s just another indicator that despite the continuing pandemic, Charlotte has its eyes on the future. 

In fact, there are some pretty big developments in store that will change the look of Charlotte in 2021. 

Vantage South End

This project (pictured above) is among the largest underway.  The South End is turning into a hot office submarket. 

Completion: The first tower will be done in January 2021.

Who and What:  The Spectrum Companies are behind this mixed-use project at South Tryon Street and Carson Boulevard. It’s nice to hear they are making green space a priority. It will include two 11-story office towers, retail space, a boutique hotel, and an urban park.

Apex SouthPark

SouthPark leaders are working to make the neighborhood more pedestrian-friendly. According the website: Apex SouthPark was thoughtfully designed as a walkable destination close to home, where shoppers can easily park and find everything they need in one trip. 

Completion: Construction is already underway. It’s expected to be ready to go in summer 2021.

Who and What: Developers Childress Klein and Ascentris are building this mixed-use project. You can expect luxury apartments, green space, retail space, and a 175-room hotel, along with a new building for SouthPark Church (formerly Sharon United Methodist Church).

Ballantyne Reimagined

South Charlottes buttoned up buttoned-up corporate park is getting a makeover.  

Completion: The whole project will take several years to complete. Construction is underway on an 11-story office building, that will be finished in spring 2021.

Who and What Northwood Investors bought the 454-acre Ballantyne corporate office park for $1.2 billion back in 2017. New plans call to transform the area into walkable district filled with offices, retail, townhomes and apartments, trails,  a park, and amphitheater.

We love developments that include words like green space, and walkability. It looks like 2021 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for Charlotte and the families who call it home.