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Check out this website for the latest updates on Brooklyn Village

A rendering of Brooklyn Village and its park.
A rendering of Brooklyn Village and its park.

As the developers planning to remake Second Ward ramp up their planning and marketing efforts, they’ve launched a new website for the Brooklyn Village project.

Brooklyn village-clt.com is live now, with a summary of the project, latest news and a schedule of upcoming meetings where the public can offer input into the redevelopment process. A development team called BK Partners (made up of Conformity Corp., Peebles Corp. and Stantec) plans to build 2.3 million square feet of new commercial and residential space in Second Ward over the next decade, once they purchase the land from Mecklenburg County.

The website has basic information about Brooklyn Village, set to be built on 17 acres of the former Brooklyn neighborhood, an African-American enclave demolished in the 1960s and 70s in the name of urban renewal.

So far, the biggest sticking point that’s come up with the developers is what to do with Marshall Park, a 5.5-acre urban park that’s seldom-used now but set to be demolished and replaced with a smaller, 1.77-acre park.

So, tune in over the next few weeks and check out the public meetings. As always, let me know if you have any questions I might be able to help you answer.

The Brooklyn Village plan includes:

1,070Total apartments (107 affordable)

178Condominiums

250,000 square feet shops and restaurantsIncluding three “big-box” anchor tenants

180Hotel rooms, including extended-stay Staybridge and EVEN boutique hotel

680,000 square feet office spaceIncluding a 22-story building

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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