• Fall 2015
    RFQ

    Mecklenburg County released an RFQ soliciting respondents to qualify for participation in an RFP for a mixed-use development encompassing the 11.3-acre Brooklyn Village site and the five-acre Walton Plaza site in uptown Charlotte. The RFQ highlighted the need for a vibrant, active development that would also demonstrate sensitivity to the diversity of the Brooklyn community that was lost as a consequence of past redlining and urban renewal efforts that began in the 1930’s.



  • Early 2016
    RFP

    Mecklenburg County received responses to an RFP and shortlisted three development teams including BK Partners consisting of Conformity Corp, The Peebles Corporation and Stantec. Mecklenburg County asked each team to come up with a proposed development plan and proforma based on preselected criteria and minimums that had been agreed upon by the Board of County Commissioners in 2015. More information can be found here.



  • June 2016
    Selection

    After the RFP responses were submitted and reviewed, interviews were held and additional feedback was provided by a steering committee and consultants. The Board of County Commissioners ultimately selected BK Partners LLC as their partner in the redevelopment. More information can be found here.



  • August - October 2016
    Community Outreach

    Currently in the outreach and planning process, the development team of BK Partners will honor the history of Second Ward and provide a vision for the future, bringing a blend of uses, cultural and public space to enhance the landscape of Uptown Charlotte but want to hear from citizens about what they desire. During this process, stakeholders will be engaged to give insight into the history of Second Ward and input into the future of the project. Videos and slideshows from the meetings can be watched here. The calendar is listed below or on Facebook.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
Kickoff Event
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center Room 267
600 E 4th Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

MONDAY, AUGUST 15
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
History of Brooklyn and Cultural Programming
Beatties Ford Library
2412 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216

MONDAY, AUGUST 29
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

MWSBE Participation and Outreach
LUESA (Former School of Law Bldg)
2145 Suttle Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Affordable Housing and Public Open Space
Little Rock AME Zion Church Fellowship Hall
401 N. McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Slideshow Presentation

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Economic Opportunity and Approach to Retail
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
LUESA (Former School of Law Bldg)
2145 Suttle Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Economic Opportunity and Approach to Retail
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
LUESA (Former School of Law Bldg)
2145 Suttle Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
General Information Sessions
Click the times below to view videos from each session.
10:30 am Session
1:00 pm Session
3:00 pm Session
6:00 pm Session
LUESA, 2145 Suttle Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
Town Hall Meeting
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Room 267

  • Late 2016Negotiations

    BK Partners and the County review community input, and go into negotiations to fine-tune the submitted proposal and create a Master Development Agreement. Negotiations will include – but are not limited to – discussion about housing density and types, including affordable housing units; retail and commercial development; greenspace and park areas; and historic preservation. This will lead to contracts to purchase each of the sites and create the development as specified in the Master Development Agreement.
  • 2017Contract

    The County will enter into a contract to sell the Brooklyn Village and Walton Plaza sites to BK Partners. The two sites will ultimately be developed as Brooklyn Village North and Brooklyn Village South, respectively, with market-rate and affordable rental units, condominiums, retail space, office space, hotels and open green space.
  • 2017-2018Planning & Entitlements

    After the overarching plan is agreed upon, the contract is executed and the team proceeds with rezoning part of the development. In that phase, there will be more in-depth architecture, planning and design work as well as opportunities for more public input as part of the rezoning public meeting process.