Plans filed recently with the city of Charlotte show that a wave of redevelopment stretching along Central Avenue shows no signs of slowing down.
Two projects – both of which involve self-storage – are planned for a half-mile stretch of road that runs along 10th Street just east of uptown to Central Avenue near Hawthorne Lane. Both plans are set for public hearings in April before Charlotte City Council.
Here’s what new rezoning documents show is on the way:
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▪ At East 10th Street and Seigle Avenue: Pamlico Investments, which specializes in developing self-storage facilities, is planning to build a mixed-use development on a 1.4-acre site at the southwest corner. The site is currently home to a former gas station and empty houses.
The new development could include a building up to five stories high, totaling 150,000 square feet. Uses would include an enclosed self-storage facility, offices, restaurants and shops. The plan is called “Belmont Mills” in rezoning documents.
▪ At Central Avenue and Heath Avenue: Past the intersection where 10th Street and Central Avenue merge, a development group is planning to build an eight-story building on an empty lot used for parking. According to plans in new rezoning documents, the building would have ground-floor retail on Hawthorne Lane and up to 125,000 square feet of storage space.
The site is set slightly back from Central Avenue, directly behind the building at 1101 Central, which would remain. The project is called “Central Storage” in rezoning documents. A real estate investment company called 1101 Central Group, affiliated with private investors in Charlotte, Davidson and Mint Hill, is behind the project.
Lest you forget: Plaza Midwood has become the epicenter of Charlotte’s apartment boom, with over 1,000 new units under construction along Central Avenue. That includes major projects at 1000 Central Ave., Central Avenue and Hawthorne Lane and the adjacent site at Central Avenue just across the railroad tracks.