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Office, golf amusement complex proposed at Arrowood and I-485

A Charlotte real estate development company is proposing a mixed-use office complex at Arrowood Road and Interstate 485 that could include a “golf entertainment” component, according to rezoning paperwork filed recently.

The petition was filed by an affiliate of American Asset Corp., which owns numerous commercial real estate properties and is the developer behind the massive Bryton project in Huntersville.

Details are still sketchy. An executive with American Asset didn’t return messages seeking more information. But here’s what the rezoning petition says the site – currently vacant land – could include:

▪ A 150-room hotel.

▪ 250,000 square feet of floor space for office and related uses.

▪ A “golf entertainment complex” with up to 75,000 square feet of indoor space, such as a restaurant and lounge.

American Asset Corp. owns the entire 67-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Arrowood and I-485, but this rezoning request would cover only 19 acres of the property. The golf complex’s outdoor areas, such as a driving range, wouldn’t count toward the maximum space allowed under the rezoning, so some of the remaining land could be used for that. The petition is up for a rezoning hearing in front of Charlotte City Council in June.

Topgolf, a major operator of golf entertainment and restaurant complexes, has been scouting Charlotte for potential sites. But a company spokeswoman said this project isn’t affiliated with Topgolf.

“Topgolf is very interested in Charlotte, and we’ve been actively looking at locations there for some time. We are working on a few opportunities, but the one you reference ... is not Topgolf. It is another concept that has no affiliation with Topgolf,” said Adrienne Chance.

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