Monday, October 31, 2011

Work started at Quail Corners

Work started last week on the controversial $6 million redevelopment of Quail Corners in south Charlotte. 

All entrances to the retail center on Park Road will remain open as the developer reconfigures the parking lot. 

The redevelopment includes the addition of a fast-food restaurant, something nearby neighborhoods had fought saying it would bring too much traffic and possibly crime. 

Crosland had tried to build fast-food at the center three times previously. Since proposing the center in1979, the developer had twice pledged it wouldn’t seek a restaurant with a drive-thru window. 

But last fall, Crosland lobbied the city for permission to build the restaurant saying revenue from it would help the developer pay for a planned remodeling of the center.

The dispute has pitted politically active neighborhoods against Crosland and its attorneys, who are large donors to council campaigns. 

The center’s storefront exteriors will be refaced this spring with a combination of brick masonry and stucco. The developer will also add an open-air plaza for outdoor dining and weekend entertainment.

To view the site plan, go to:


Anonymous said...

Now, how about redeveloping that hole across the street (yes this means you, Dee Dee)