ZOM to redevelop 2.7-acre site in Charlotte’s SouthPark area into a mixed-use project

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Florida-based developer ZOM is planning to redevelop a 2.7-acre site at 4401 Barclay Downs Dr. into a $78 million mixed-use project. An office building constructed in 1987 currently occupies the site and would be razed as part of the redevelopment.

“Hazel SouthPark will be a showpiece for the SouthPark area, blending stylish architecture and interiors with top-tier amenities and retailers,” said Darryl Hemminger, senior vice president of ZOM Carolinas, in a statement. “We’ve designed Hazel SouthPark to provide a variety of social settings, active public spaces and quality retailers for our residents and the SouthPark neighborhood.”

A public hearing is expected in November, Charlotte Business Journal reports.

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A perspective of the existing sites from Google Maps.

With one, two and three-bedroom units ranging from 980 to 2,375 sq. ft., Hazel SouthPark will feature gourmet kitchens, separate dining areas, spacious closets, built-in cabinetry and private balconies. Amenities — including a pool desk, fitness center, entertainment kitchen, and lounge — are planned for the sixth floor.

Hazel SouthPark will be the first of several ZOM developments in the Carolinas.

“We see great opportunity in the Carolinas, which is why we chose to open a new office here,” Greg West, ZOM’s chief development officer, said in a statement.

This project has been proposed at a time of a major development boom in SouthPark. About 2,400 new apartments, office towers and mixed-use projects are being built in the area. In 1995, about 30,000 people worked in SouthPark. Now the number has more than doubled to nearly 70,000 people.

This flurry of development has also highlighted problems in SouthPark – huge increases in traffic and inadequate infrastructure. For example, a plan unveiled by Synco Properties aims to redevelop the Colony apartment complex into 990 new apartments, which would increase traffic more than threefold in the area.

ZOM is working with design architect Terry Shook at Shook Kelley to design Hazel SouthPark’s architecture, retail, landscaping and hardscaping. Jeff Brown with Moore & Van Allen is handling rezoning for the project and Brian Crutchfield at Timmons Group is the civil engineer.

Other projects planned for the area:

  • Childress Klein is developing 490 residential units, a 175-room hotel, up to 170,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, up to 20,000 sq. ft. of indoor recreation space and a 750-seat church facility for Sharon United Methodist Church at the church’s site.
  • Synco Properties and Schlosser Development Corp. are spearheading a project that will bring nearly 1,000 apartments, 250,000 sq. ft. of office, 300,000 sq. ft. of retail and a 225-room hotel to the 27-acre site of The Colony apartments.
  • American Asset Corp. has revived a rezoning petition from 2014 last month to develop 125,000 sq. ft. of office space, 75,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant uses, 300 hotel rooms, and up to 400 apartments on the east side of Park South Dr., behind Fairview Plaza.

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