River District is a master planned community that embraces its natural features, resources, preservation areas and open space as the principle organizing element in its neighborhoods, mixed use town center, employment, gateway and transitional districts. River District will be a vibrant and diverse place that fosters unprecedented economic vitality, diverse residential opportunities and a thriving built environment amidst hundreds of acres of preserved open space. The Districts will evolve over time, while remaining connected through an extensive network of parks/trails, open space and greenway linkages as well as a collection of multi-modal streets that provide a range of transportation opportunities. Unlike anywhere else in Charlotte, the unique location captures the natural beauty that extends from the Catawba River while maximizing the convenience of proximity to the global serving Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Environmental Vision Statement:
River District will honor the unique resources and character of the 1,400 hundred acre master planned community by preserving significant natural areas, land features and environmentally sensitive lands. This effort will cultivate accessibility, stewardship and education opportunities related to nature for the residents as well as serve as a regional amenity. From a public riverfront park, to an extensive trail system that traverses along streams, through wooded areas and connects destinations, there will be tremendous opportunities to appreciate the natural environment within 5 minutes of every destination or neighborhood. River District will maintain high standards for water quality practices as well as exceed required tree save measures.
River District will create a one-of-a-kind community that keeps natural resources and open space preservation as the cornerstone of its built environment.
The River District will be developed over the next few decades and could include up to:
|Open Space (acres)||552|
|Net Developable Area (acres)||826|
|Office (sq. ft.)||8MM|
|Retail (sq. ft.)||500K|
|Single Family (units)||2,000|
|Two (2) Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) sites – 30-50 acres|
|20+ Acres Public Parks|
|Public Riverfront park|
|2 Miles of planned Mecklenburg County Park & Rec Greenway|
|2.5 Miles of planned Overland Trail on Dixie River Road|
|Natural trail trails to connect Greenway and parks|
|Buffered Bike lanes|
Developers and City are committed to build West Boulevard Extension, Garrison Road and Dixie River Road improvements as development occurs. Public transportation (CATS), Charlotte Police and Charlotte Fire needs will be addressed as development occurs.
Full Buildout of River District over next few decades could generate in excess of $3 Billion of new commercial tax base for City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Downloads:Developer Response to City Council Questions
Community Meeting Presentation