Five years after the Charlotte Coliseum was imploded, something new is taking shape on the land where the Hornets used to play.
Oxford Properties of Atlanta will break ground in the next two weeks on what will be a three building, 282-unit apartment complex. Oxford bought the property from Pope & Land, which plans to develop the rest of the property into shops, offices and more places for people to live.
“We came to Charlotte with a vision,” said Pope & Land VP Mason Zimmerman. The entire first phase of the project, called City Park, was already under contract in 2007, but the rezoning took longer than the developer thought, and when the site was finally ready, the recession was in full swing.
“This is the resurrection,” said Zimmerman. The apartments, he said, should be finished next year.
There will be a nod to the old coliseum at City Park. The trees that were planted as part of the landscaping designed by artist Maya Lin will stay, and the developer has commissioned a piece of art made from pieces of metal from the coliseum.
That artwork, and a plaque, will stand at the center of the development, where the coliseum stood until its demolition in 2007.
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I am from Cleveland Ohio and resided in Akron Ohio my last few years in that state as well. And yes , I witnessed the famous shot of Jordan against the Cavs back in the day that added to the curse of Ohio sports. I will say I remember a time when the Charlotte Hornets were on top and was one of the most famous NBA teams to watch. Im tellin you. I will always be a loyal fans for Cleveland sports teams ,but I am now a resident here in the queen city and am anxious to see the buzz to come back to Charlotte. I always believe in making something better, stronger, faster than ever before. …..lol it will be great for the city as it grows.