1616 Center recognized at Vision Awards; Southend projects add retail and restaurants

Southend continues to be one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Charlotte due to its eclectic culture and close proximity to the Light Rail.  LCRE Partners is proud to be a part of two projects that are contributing to its vibrancy.  1616 Center and Camden Gallery have added 20,000sf of retail to Camden Road, with 6 new restaurants and shops, and more on the way.

1616 Center, photo courtesy of Beacon Partners

1616 Center, photo courtesy of Beacon Partners

Congratulations to David Furman, Beacon Partners, Axiom Architecture, Edifice and the LCRE Partners team for being recognized at the Vision Awards for 1616 Center.

1616 Center, a nearly 80,000 sf office and retail project, is ambitious in scale and design.  The project was conceived by David Furman at Centro Cityworks, an accomplished developer and architect in Charlotte.  Axiom Architecture and Furman delivered incredible design in the urban context, with street retail, functional stairs connected to the streetscape, and artistic vision throughout the building. Aaron Ligon of LCRE Partners secured the project’s site and collaborated on various aspects of the project. Beacon Partners is the owner and developer of 1616 Center. Charlie Swanson and Kristy Venning have leased the office space in the project to 100%. 

Davis Hahn of LCRE Partners has lead the retail leasing effort at 1616 Center.  2 leases have been signed with restaurants.  Fidelli will offer a number of unexpected and exciting twists on "Fresh, Fast Italian" fare.  A second restaurant has leased 4,600sf on the corner at Camden and Kingston, and plans to announce its concept soon.  One retail space of approx. 1,850 sf remains available.

1616 Center wins "Special Achievement Award" at 2016 Vision Awards. 

David Furman speaks on behalf of the development team for 1616 Center.  Aaron Ligon (LCRE Partners), Ryan Trimble and Steve Barton (Axiom), Gary Creed (Edifice), and Mike Harrell (Beacon Partners)

David Furman speaks on behalf of the development team for 1616 Center.  Aaron Ligon (LCRE Partners), Ryan Trimble and Steve Barton (Axiom), Gary Creed (Edifice), and Mike Harrell (Beacon Partners)

David Scott and Davis Hahn of LCRE Partners at the Vision Awards.  Photo Credit:  Austin Caine Photography for Charlotte Center City Partners

David Scott and Davis Hahn of LCRE Partners at the Vision Awards.  Photo Credit:  Austin Caine Photography for Charlotte Center City Partners


Photo courtesy of Camden Property Trust

Photo courtesy of Camden Property Trust

Camden Gallery was assembled by LCRE and designed by Furman / Axiom Architecture.  This 324 unit apartment, with 10,000 sf of retail was designed to address the community with engaging architecture and walkable retail, rather than parking garages and blank walls.  Camden Property Trust has developed an engaging project that is sure to be one of Charlotte's best residential and retail addresses. 

Blaze Pizza, Charlotte UltraRunning, and Blue Hem have opened so far, with more announcements coming soon.  Please visit if you haven't already.

Davis Hahn and Aaron Ligon at LCRE provided retail leasing.  We have one remaining retail space with patio area available for lease.