New development plans in Dilworth

Alpine Ski Center sells for $2.6M, with plans to become retail center with rooftop bar

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Big changes are afoot on East Boulevard in Dilworth, with plans for new retail shops and a rooftop bar on the site of Alpine Ski Center and the possibility of new office space on the site of Dilworth’s Starbucks.

Records filed Tuesday show that the half-acre Alpine Ski Center lot has been sold for $2.55M to a company affiliated with West Third Street Management of Los Angeles.

The ski shop will remain a tenant through April 2022, said Bryan Wyker, a broker with The Providence Group, who worked on the transaction. It would be replaced with retail shops and a restaurant that could have a rooftop patio.

“The plan is to do a nice little traditional redevelopment on that corner there and offer some prime restaurant space as well as other retail opportunities,” Wyker told The Ledger. The project would not require a rezoning, he said.

The Charlotte Business Journal reported in September that the site of Alpine Ski was being eyed for redevelopment.

At the same time, Wyker said he’s working on plans for an office building of up to 70,000 s.f. on the corner of East Boulevard and Scott Avenue, the current site of the Starbucks, the Key Man building and Theory Design Studio. The Starbucks would remain, Wyker said.

FIRST LOOK: Rendering of proposed office building on the corner of Scott Avenue and East Boulevard, the site of the current Starbucks (which would remain). (Courtesy of The Providence Group)

Other development in the area includes:

  • Plans by Selwyn Property Group to build a structure up to 85 feet tall on the former site of the Epicurean Restaurant, now used as a Christmas tree lot and pumpkin patch. It could be a mix of office, residential and retail. That property is being rezoned.

  • An expansion by Atrium Health of its 71-acre Carolinas Medical Center campus. It had land rezoned this summer and plans to add and renovate buildings.

  • A potential medical school on Morehead Street. The Ledger reported last week (🔒) that Beacon Partners sold 7.6 acres on Morehead near McDowell Street to a mystery buyer, which could be for Charlotte’s first medical school. Atrium has not confirmed the site.

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