MECA’s professionals have developed single-family homes, apartments, offices, studios, showrooms and commercial spaces including some of Charlotte’s first live/work opportunities.
In past years, much of the firm’s work has been focused on Charlotte’s urban center—combating the negative effects of suburban sprawl by creatively revitalizing some of the city’s original neighborhoods that had suffered from blight and disinvestment. Its projects have focused on bringing unique solutions to urban needs—including breathing new life into such impacted areas as abandoned ballparks and former industrial “brownfields” sites.
A brief summary of these projects includes:
- Olmsted Park, a 192-unit urban infill residential project in Dilworth that meets traditional neighborhood development design standards.
- The 13-acre Atherton Mill complex, an adaptive reuse of an industrial manufacturing plant that is now home to shops, restaurants and residential condominiums.
- The Design Center of the Carolinas, a three-building complex containing an innovative mix of showrooms, studios and offices with resources and services catering to the greater design community.
- Camden Square Village West Commercial Lofts, flexible office space designed for small businesses.
- Camden Row, two-story condominiums for small businesses located adjacent to the light rail line.
- The Kingston, a mixed-use condominium building consisting of 2 ground floor retail/office spaces and 12 residential condominiums with gated parking, a Charleston-style urban courtyard, and memorable Uptown and South End views.
- 1815 South Tryon, a 10,000+SF of lofted flexible space for a variety of commercial uses.
- The Abbott, a three-story, live/work condominium community consisting of 16 units in walking distance of light-rail stops, shopping, dining and more.
- Dyestuff Commercial Lofts, a three story condominium project suitable for office and showroom with 9 units located at 2459 Wilkinson Blvd., minutes from uptown Charlotte I-77 and I-85.