A friend that is a member of Urban Planet - a website and blog dedicated to urban development around the world found the following information about a project that we've not seen anything about yet. These guys watch for postings for rezonings and other permits in the city and county planning department. If you want to know whats going on this in the permit office this is the place to see it first as plans are submitted and required for any project.
The Revised Site Plan Below was submitted the CTAC planning department for review and recommendations and will be presented before the Charlotte City Council on April 15th.
Below are the details submitted with the plans outlining the changed from the original plan and part of the RFP and detail sheets given to the planning department.
From the RFP submitted to the city:
A new project in the NoDa area is about to electrify the brewery scene in Charlotte. In 2015 Faison Enterprises purchased a 5.7-acre site for $10 million located at the corner of North Davidson and Jordan Place between Optimist Park and NoDa. The site is currently home to the old Chadbourn Hosiery Mills building. The main part of the mill was built in 1947. Our purchase was intended to redevelop this parcel to mixed use.
Part of that building has been demolished and part will remain, including the iconic steam tower. Our group also has an option for the parcel across Jordan Place and also facing North Davidson Street which will now be the site for the residential element of the project.
Our origianl plans filed with the city called for apartments, commercial and retail. This new filing alters those plans - with the construction of a 85,000 square foot brewery plus auxiliary buildings which will be home to beer oriented businesses and entertainment, with the residential being moved across Jordan Place on the adjacent parcel.
Our project manager will be Tiki Huglern, the architects will be LazerKraft out of St. Louis, and the contractor for the project will be Barbee Mechanical & Build.
At this time we aren't able to name the brewer or brand, but it is a national brand that will bring national beer focus to the Charlotte region, and the brewery district that has sprung up along North Davidson specifically. The booming micro breweries here have shown the area has an appetite for beer and we’d like to help quench that thirst. Currently the area has 3 operating breweries with three more coming in so many months. We feel our brand of basic ice-cold beers will excite the local population and the auxiliary businesses will help people appreciate beer.
Part of the project includes stables and training grounds for horses, and a horse-drawn delivery service for special events will be part of the allure of this project. From the brewer representative: “Picture Uptown parades & events, birthday parties, or just a sunny day in NoDa and the excitement of seeing big horses pulling beer around on a wagon. Kids and adults love horses.”
Other elements of the project found on the site plan, include a 15,000 square foot biergarten called Bone n Beer. The biergarten will be managed by Stein Ogletrappen, a St. Louis native who moved to the Charlotte area in December as part of the overall project. Large open BBQ pits serving St. Louis style ribs and brisket will be located in the center of the biergarten and patrons will be able to go pick their own meat off the grills in a large "family style" setting.
Apartments will still going to be part of the project. Street level storefronts will face North Davidson from the Jordan Place site, with three floors of residential above. In keeping with the beer themed project, the residential apartment component will be named HopHaus Lofts. The 48 units will all be 1-bedroom units, ranging from 580 square feet to 2880 square feet - and each will have a beer tap in the kitchen run directly from the brewery with monthly billing similar to a water bill based on resident usage. Other apartment amenities include a fitness center, olympic sized swimming pool, and a large beer-mug sculpture shooting yellow beer-colored water into the sky.
Storefronts along Davidson will include a gift shop for the brewery, 801 Chophouse - a high-end steakhouse (also St. Louis based), a Pic-n-Pay shoe store and a Banana Republic Kids clothing store.
The last and final element in the plan calls for an 18-pump Quick Trip gas station.
We hereby submit for council approval of this new altered plan.
If you believe this lie is true, just ask the blind man, she saw it too.
James "April Fool" the Jester