Charlotte-based commercial developers Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein held a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 5 of the retail component of the master-planned Waverly development at Providence and Ardrey Kell roads. Speakers included Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, City Councilman Ed Driggs, Childress Klein partner Chris Thomas, Crosland Southeast partner Peter B. Pappas, Frank Matthews with the Matthews Family Farm and Scott Skala with Graycor Construction.
“We’re excited to break ground on the retail component of this thoughtfully designed project, which will bring South Charlotte residents dozens of new options for dining, shopping and working,” said Chris Thomas, partner of Childress Klein. “Shook Kelley has worked closely with the development team as architect for the Waverly retail center.”
The 90-acre multi-use Waverly development will be anchored by a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods, set to open in 2016. Medical office anchor Novant Health, expected to open later this year, will include an urgent care, family healthcare including pediatrics, physical therapy and other services in 22,000 square feet.
Tenants will include a 141-room Hilton Garden Inn, a 5,061 sq. ft. Ted’s Montana Grill,as well as retailers and restaraunts Ivy & Leo, Chuy’s and Chipotle.
Meanwhile, David Weekley Homes starts construction on the project’s residential component with cottage and executive-style homes this fall, with two furnished model homes and six showcase homes expected to be completed by the end of the year. The 31 executive-style homes will feature Old World European architecture, 11-foot ceilings and high-end touches similar to David Weekley Homes’ Avignon community in SouthPark. The 39 cottage homes are modeled after historic houses in Myers Park and Dilworth. Executive homes will measure about 3,400 square feet, while cottage homes will be about 2,800 square feet. Construction on townhomes is expected to begin in the summer of 2016.
Developed by Terwilliger Pappas Multi-Family Partners and Federal Capital Partners, Solis Waverly is a 375-home apartment community that will blend distinctive architecture and landscaping with amenities totaling more than 10,000 sq. ft. Designed by The Preston Partnership, Solis Waverly’s master plan comprises 10 buildings, three of which include elevators. Construction on Solis Waverly started this summer and the first one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are expected to be completed by the spring of 2016.