Convenience and gasoline retailer QuikTrip has been building a presence in East Charlotte over the past few years. Two locations are already open – one on Albemarle Road at Regal Oaks Drive and another on Eastway Drive in the Eastway Crossing Shopping Center.
Construction has begun on another QuikTrip location at the corner of Central Ave and N Sharon Amity Road. This location was formerly home to a long-closed gas station. The proximity to the former Eastland Mall site made this location more controversial. There was debate of the appropriateness of this use so close to potential redevelopment opportunities at Eastland.
Demolition of the old gas station building has been completed and site work has begun.
Like many areas near uptown Charlotte, the Plaza-Midwood area has seen a lot of new apartment construction. It was recently reported that Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and the influx of new residents seems to be generating a lot of demand for new housing.
The Morningside Village apartments project is under construction. This development is located between Central Ave and Commonwealth Ave. The first phase of the development will feature 384 apartments and 17 townhome apartments overlooking Veterans Park.
Morningside Village is planned with more greenspace than is usually found in in-fill projects. The plans feature courtyards, private gardens, and a dog park. Our new neighbors will enjoy living close to uptown and our own unique shops and restaurants!
I stopped by today a took a few pictures to share!
MEC DEC DAY CELEBRATION Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:00 am-5:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC
Tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site $5.00
Children’s Craft Activities – Free
Mec Dec Lap Book with the Mecklenburg Junior Historians Club
Animals of the Carolina Backcountry
1:00 p.m. NC Humanities Council Road Scholar Program – Free
Randell Jones, “Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain”
Enjoy the fascinating history of the Carolina and Virginia overmountain men who fought bravely and passionately to defeat the British at Kings Mountain in 1780. Randell Jones, author of Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain is a recipient of the 2006 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians and a past president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. He consults with the National Park Service on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
3:00 p.m. Scenes from “Shout Freedom!” by LeGette Blythe – Free
Selected scenes will be performed by the director and cast members of the drama, “Liberty Mountain.” “Shout Freedom!” tells the story of Mecklenburg’s Declaration of Independence
“Liberty Mountain” will be performed June 26-July 19 at Kings Mountain Little Theater in Kings Mountain
The 47th Annual Hickory Grove Fourth of July Parade and Celebration is looking for volunteers to help with their event. The all-volunteer Hickory Grove Parade Association relies on an army of volunteers and sponsors to make the annual event a success. Visit www.hickorygroveparade.org, email email@example.com, or call 704-537-0710 or 704-537-2269 for more information.
The Committee meets at the Grove Presbyterian Church, 5735 East WT Harris Blvd. at 7:00pm every Wednesday. New members are welcome!