Developer seeks to reuse South End buildings for new mixed-use project

A developer is proposing to turn industrial buildings in South End into offices, shops and restaurants.

White Point Properties filed a rezoning petition for 5.1 acres at Yancey and Old Pineville roads. The land is currently zoned for industrial use, and occupied by warehouses and Bowers Fibers.

Under White Points’ proposal, the buildings on the site would remain and be reconfigured into five structures. These would total 75,000 square feet of offices, restaurants, shops and other retail, with internal courtyards and pedestrian walkways on the site.

Jay Levell of White Point said it’s too early to comment on exact uses for the site.

According to county property records, the buildings date to 1948. The site is near a part of South End that’s seen a major building boom, with new breweries, distilleries and apartments springing up all around.

White Point has a similar project underway just north of uptown, where they’ve teamed with Atlanta-based Paces Properties on the restoration of the Highland Park mill, on North Brevard Street at East 16th Street, adjacent to the Lynx Blue Line light rail extension.

There, the developers are planning to build a food court, creative loft offices and other retail in the 1891 mill, totaling 160,000 square feet.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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