River District development to create jobs by tens of thousands

Retail, residential, commercial project topic at Business Buzz

Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 am

Lincoln Harris Senior Vice President Tracy Dodson (center) and, to her right, Gastonia native Elilzabeth Adams McMillan, Director of Development at Crescent Communities, spoke about The River District project at the Chamber's Business Buzz breakfast. With them, from left, are Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin, Chamber Board Chair-elect Carey Roberts of Carey Roberts Design and Gaston County Commissioner representing South Point Township Ronnie Worley. In map below, shaded area is The River District.

Charlotte's next wave of development spreading to the west

Close to a hundred Chamber members and friends attended a Business Buzz breakfast this morning to learn more about the River District project between the airport and the Catawba River in western Mecklenburg County. 

Gastonia native Elizabeth Adams McMillan represented Crescent Communities, and Tracy Dodson spoke for Lincoln Harris, the major River District developers.

The plan calls for 4,500 homes, 1,000 hotel rooms, 500,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and 8 million square feet of office space, when the project is fully developed, at least 25 years from now.

More than 11,000 construction jobs will be created and, throughout the region, more than 50,000 total jobs are predicted to stem from the project, which will boost the tax base by an estimated $2.7 billion.

The Chamber presents Business Buzz programs several times a year on topics of significant interest in the cities and towns of the Montcross area of eastern Gaston County. CaroMont Health is the sponsor. 

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Almost 100 attended the program at Gaston College Belmont campus. 



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