New Office & Retail in Elizabeth – Charlotte NC Development
There is a new Charlotte NC development just a few short blocks from The Towers at Mattie Rose, local Charlotte development company Crescent Communities announced a new project that will bring a 4-story office and retail building to the corner of E. 7th Street and N. Caswell Road in the Elizabeth neighborhood. The development will be constructed on the land occupied by the now closed Jackalope Jack’s restaurant. Plans call for three levels of office space atop a “pedestrian-scaled shopping street,” Crescent Communities announced in the press release. The parking deck will be open to the public at night and on weekends. Crescent Communities plans to break ground early next year and complete the development by late 2021. The addition of this development will be a welcome addition to the established retail shops and restaurants like The Stanley &The Crunkleton. This new development will be just a few blocks from The Towers at Mattie Rose (marketed by My Townhome Realty) a townhome community with single family residence size and comfort with the modern-day conveniences of urban living. Each distinctive rhome at The Towers at Mattie Rose is hand-crafted with an elevated design to capture center-city skyline views. Homes situated along a woonerf, green living street are perfect for outdoor living. The Towers at Mattie Rose is within walking distance to groceries, retail stores, and restaurants, in addition to the Sugar Creek Greenway, Elizabeth streetcar, and future light rail extension.
Elizabeth Neighborhood Details:
The Elizabeth neighborhood sits perfectly within Charlotte’s uptown area, and for many is the crown jewel of the Queen City. Elizabeth boasts charming places to eat along the street car line, tree-lined streets, community events, a farmers market, and beautiful parks with views of the Charlotte skyline.
The true sense of community mixed with southern charm is what really stands out. It is like going back in time. The proximity to the uptown area makes this a desirable location for people to call home. There is an ideal blend of large single family homes, condominiums, townhomes and apartments.
People may wonder how Elizabeth received its name. It is the first old neighborhood named after a woman. That was Anne Elizabeth Watts, whose husband was in the tobacco business in Durham. Mrs. Watts was the namesake of Elizabeth College, a women’s college that opened in the area in 1897. The neighborhood surrounding the college was named Elizabeth.
Elizabeth College stayed in Charlotte until 1915, when it moved to Salem, Va. It is hard to imagine how serene and bucolic the campus was in those days. Where ambulances now dash to the emergency room entrance, elegant Victorian damsels once dabbled at tennis. Presbyterian Hospital bought the block in 1917 and moved there from W. Trade Street. The main building of Elizabeth College, which served Presbyterian Hospital for many years, was demolished in 1980.
If you seek a neighborhood that is cozy, quaint, yet near everything you need then Elizabeth is the place you will want to call home.