ATCO, Shorenstein Break Ground on Phase II of Camp North End Mixed-Use Project in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ATCO Properties & Management and Shorenstein Properties LLC have broken ground on Phase II of Camp North End, which will include retail, office and multifamily spaces, as well as a parking garage. The mixed-used development is located on a former industrial site spanning 76 acres in Charlotte’s Druid Hills South district. S9 Architecture is the designer and BB+M Architecture is the architect of record for Camp North End’s second phase, which will include two office …

JBG Smith to Break Ground on Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Including Virginia Tech’s $1B Innovation Campus

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — JBG Smith will break ground on Potomac Yard in Alexandria this month. Phase I of the project will span 1.7 million square feet and include four office towers and two residential buildings with ground-level retail space. Potomac Yard will be situated less than two miles from Amazon’s HQ2 future site. Bethesda, Md.-based JBG Smith is building the property on behalf of Virginia Tech and JPMorgan, which received approval in December from the City of Alexandria to move forward …

Midtown Opportunities Acquires Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami for $65.5M

SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. — Midtown Opportunities, a real estate investment fund based in Miami, has purchased The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami for $65.5 million. The open-air lifestyle property features nearly 515,000 square feet of retail and office space leased to tenants such as AMC Theatres and LA Fitness.A partnership between Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), Grass River Property Co. and Comras Co. sold the mixed-used development after more than five years of ownership. …

STC Ventures Receives Approval for 12-Story Mixed-Use Project in Sunnyvale, California

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — STC Ventures, a joint venture between Sares Regis Group of Northern California and Hunter Properties, has received approval from Sunnyvale Planning Commission to develop a 12-story, mixed-use project at 200 S. Taafee St. within CityLine Sunnyvale.Situated in downtown Sunnyvale, the two-building property will feature 479 apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail space and a new public open area at Redwood Square. The public space will function as a “living room” for …

Weller Development to Break Ground on Next Phase of Port Covington in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Weller Development Co. plans to break ground on what it calls Chapter 1B of Port Covington in Baltimore in February. The development team, which also includes Goldman Sachs and Sagamore Ventures, received $650 million in financing for this phase, including $137 million in tax increment financing (TIF) bonds. In conjunction with the closings, the Port Covington development team funded more than $9 million to the South Baltimore 7 Coalition as part of its Community Benefits …

Lendlease, Aware Super Buy Culver City Site in Los Angeles for Planned $600M Mixed-Use Development

LOS ANGELES — In a 50-50 joint venture, Lendlease and Aware Super, an Australian superannuation fund, have acquired a 3.5-acre, transit-oriented, mixed-use development site at 3401 S. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. La Cienega Properties sold the 156,380-square-foot site for $92 million.The team plans to develop a 500,000-square-foot mid-rise project offering 260 multifamily residential units, 250,000 square feet of creative office space and ground-floor retail space. The site offers …

Epic Games Acquires Metro Raleigh Mall for $95M, Plans New Headquarters Campus

CARY, N.C. — Epic Games Inc., a global gaming company whose products include the hit video game “Fortnite,” has purchased a distressed mall in Cary for its new headquarters campus. The property, Cary Towne Center, spans 980,000 square feet and in recent years lost three of its five anchor tenants, with only Dave & Buster’s and Belk remaining.Epic purchased the 87-acre site from Turnbridge Equities and Denali Properties for $95 million. Stephen Porterfield of Capital Associates …

Eastdil Secured, Bank OZK Provide $174M Construction Loan for Mixed-Use Development of Former Fannie Mae Headquarters in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastdil Secured and Bank OZK have provided $174 million in construction financing for Upton Place on Wisconsin, a planned mixed-use development in Washington, D.C., that will feature 689 multifamily units and 100,000 square feet of retail space.The borrowers and developers, Apartment Investment Management Co. (Aimco) and The Donohoe Cos. Inc., expect to break ground in early 2021 and deliver the project in 2024. Donohoe originally developed the site, situated at 4000 …

Pandemic, Shifts in Consumer Behavior Trigger Fundamental Changes in Design of Public Spaces

By Bob Kraemer, Kraemer Design Group The way that we work, eat, shop, gather and interact in community spaces will never look the same. While we may someday return to dine-in experiences and large-scale events, it’s clear the novel coronavirus has prompted profound and pervasive societal changes that are here to stay. It should come as no surprise to anyone who understands the deep connection between designed spaces and the people who occupy them that public spaces will need to evolve. We …

Presidium, Partners Group Unveil Plans for 109-Acre Mixed-Use Project in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Texas-based developer Presidium and global investment manager Partners Group have unveiled plans for River Park, a 109-acre mixed-use project that will be located on East Riverside Drive near Oracle’s newly announced headquarters campus. The new master plan for the project calls for more than 10 million square feet of commercial and residential space across office, retail, hospitality, entertainment and multifamily uses. The residential component will also include 400 …

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