Former Charlotte Kmart gets a second act: Creative office space

A former Kmart superstore on Sardis Road North is being redeveloped as office space targeting creative users such as tech firms.

JLL is marketing the building, called INQ @ 2401, for preleasing now. The building totals 165,000 square feet and has new building systems such as HVAC and a roof.

In marketing materials, JLL says the building will be “a destination office option that lends itself to a unique tenant environment.”

The building is currently in shell condition, and it will feature high ceilings, common areas and flexibility for tenant build-outs. The building also features eight parking spaces per 1,000 square feet, a ratio that’s well above the market average and reflects the building’s past as a big-box store.

INQ @ 2401 is the second recently announced creative re-use of a former Kmart store. Last week, the Movement Foundation announced it’s opening a charter school for low-income students at a shuttered Kmart on Freedom Drive in west Charlotte.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo