The Northcross Commons project was a complex redevelopment of an existing 25-year-old shopping center. During its redevelopment, many of the tenants remained open for business. The existing Food Lion grocery store was rebuilt and converted into a new Whole Foods Market, while the balance of the center received a new façade. A considerable amount of daily, and sometimes hourly, coordination between new and existing tenants, the general contractor, the architect, and the engineers was required of Project Development Group. Project scheduling was critical to ensure Whole Foods opened in late 2014—although the project didn’t break ground until late 2013.
This Whole Foods store was designed to be consistent with the Texas-based grocery chain’s philosophy of creating stores that are destinations and community gathering places. Among other amenities, it provides its customers with a “Fuel Up” station, offering fresh, cold-pressed juices, a coffee bar, and Barrel Burgers, a full-service venue serving burgers, shakes, and draft beer. The store also features an exterior service window and outdoor eating area.
Northcross Commons shopping center is located in Huntersville, North Carolina, at the intersection of I-77 and Sam Furr Road. The shopping center has a total of 56,120 square feet. Situated in one of the most dominant retail nodes of the greater Charlotte MSA, this neighborhood center is anchored by the Whole Foods Market in North Charlotte.
“I found PDG to be a critical part of our team, serving the function of ‘lead surgeon’ for a project I considered surgical in nature. Their ability to manage a project of this complexity far surpassed my expectations for a typical Owner’s Representative.”
SHOFF ALLISON – PRESIDENT, HAWTHORNE RETAIL PARTNERS