Birkdale Village (DCS)
Huntersville, North Carolina, USA
Metro Area: Charlotte
World Region: North America

Development Case Study
Project Summary
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Project Type:
Mixed-Use--Three Uses or More
Profile Summary

Land Use(s):
Mixed-Use Complex, Office-Retail Development, Residential-Retail Development, Office Building(s), Town Square, Multifamily Housing, Townhouses, Community Retail Center, Open Spaces, Restaurants

Site Size:
52.0 acres/21.0 hectares

Location Type:
Outer Suburban

Date Posted:


Main Street Design, Traditional Neighborhood Development, Pedestrian-Friendly Design

Project Summary

Envisioned as a village-style town center serving the northern portion of Mecklenburg County, a rapidly growing suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, Birkdale Village is a highly efficient, planned, 52-acre (21-hectare), pedestrian-oriented mixed-use community containing 287,000 square feet (26,662 square meters) of office and retail space and 320 apartments, 81 percent of which are located above retail space. The Main Street project features angled and parallel parking, attractive open spaces, and a traditional street grid system with residential and mixed-use buildings oriented toward the project's interior and parking decks located behind the buildings. The project's pedestrian connections and scale add to the center's urban feel.

The Development Team

Crosland, Inc.

Shook Kelley
The Housing Studio
Land Design

Site Statistics

  Acres Hectares
Site Size 52 21.0

  Square Feet Square Meters
Office Space 54,000 5,017
Retail Space 233,000 21,646
Industrial Space 0 0

Residential Units NA
--Single-Family Units NA
--Multifamily Units NA
Hotel Rooms NA
Parking Spaces 1,354
Max Floors 3
Use Data Status Unknown

* NA = Not Available

Date Started 1999
Date Opened 2000
Date Completed 2003

Project Web Site

Project Street Address

16725 Birkdale Commons Parkway
Huntersville, North Carolina, USA

Primary Data Source

DCS:ULI Development Case Study

Other Source(s)