Last night, Mecklenburg County commissioners met together to read over the finalized documents regarding the leveling and redevelopment of Marshall Park as part of the highly anticipated half-billion-dollar ‘Brooklyn Village’ development.
The commissioners gave the green light to developers to move forward with the massive Uptown Charlotte project.
The $683 million plan calls for BK Partners to re-develop the former African-American neighborhood of Brooklyn Village in Uptown Charlotte’s Second Ward.
Second Ward’s historically African-American Brooklyn Village was demolished in the 1960s in a wave of “urban renewal,” and is now largely dominated by the city’s government quarter, sterile municipal buildings, empty plazas, and the largely unused Marshall Park.
Three years ago, the city chose BK Partners to redevelop the site when they agreed to pay $33.7 million for the land, and investing a total of $683 million for the entire development, to include;
1,243 homes — 85% apartments (w/ 107 affordable apartments) – 15% condos, totaling 1,187,000 square feet (51%)
680,700 square feet of office (29%) – including “iconic” 22-story office tower
252,100 square feet of retail (11%)
185,500 square feet of hotels (8%)
3,700 square feet of cultural (0.16%)
1.9 acres of park and open space
2,312 parking spaces
Here are some renderings of the finished development:
If you’d like to read over the detailed plans BK Partner’s new Second Ward development, here is the full PDF of their proposal.