CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It is being dubbed as Charlotte’s next great T.O.D., transit oriented development, and the hot spot for the millennials who want to live and work near the light rail.
The Scaley Bark site doesn’t have a name yet, but its developer, Peter Pappas, says the project will be far different than other South End projects. Pappas says the site will be “job driven.” He hopes to attract businesses from Charlotte as well as out of town companies looking to relocate to a city with a strong workforce.
The 23-acre complex will be a mix of office space, affordable housing and restaurants. There will be some retail, but the emphasis will be on jobs. Pappas says he hopes the “workforce” oriented housing will make the site affordable for professionals like teachers, police officers and fire fighters.
Pappas, who grew up in Charlotte, also helped create Birkdale Village in Huntersville, Phillips Place in South Park and Metropolitan near Uptown.
He chose the Scaleybark project for it’s proximity to the light rail Blue Line and the contiguous space.