City Council Approves Massive New 180 Acre Development – Charlotte’s Next Birkdale Village



As Charlotte continues it’s ever expansive growth trend, there’s one thing everyone seems to be asking for – more retail.

This past Monday night, the Charlotte City Council approved a major new retail-heavy 180-acre development in North Charlotte, called Farmington. The new mixed-use development will be similar to Baxter Village in Fort Mill, Birkdale Village in Huntersville, and Arsley in South West Charlotte – only bigger.

It will be built on a 180-acre tract of raw land just north of Rocky River Road near I-485.


According to MPV Properties, the new Farmington development will include:

  • A 120-room hotel.
  • A 14-screen movie theater.
  • 200,000 square feet of retail space.
  • 160,000 square feet of office space, including medical offices.
  • 300 townhouses.
  • 275 apartments.
  • 120 units of “active senior” housing.

It will also include walking trails, bike lanes, and a greenway connection.

What do you think about the new Farmington development?