A creative mixed-use district in West Charlotte offering 285,000 sq ft of reclaimed industrial space in 8 distinct buildings on 30 acres
Savona will offer nearly 300,000 square feet of reclaimed industrial space in 8 distinct buildings, forming a new, creative mixed-use district. A café, restaurant, and craft brewery, combined with small retail shops and the opportunity for an indoor/outdoor market, will foster community and a unique 18-hour urban experience.
Proper facilities, parking, amenities and the perfect community environment will cater to any type of special event, whether public, private or corporate. The historic mill and Lakewood Trolley experience, paired with the tree-lined Stewart Creek Greenway, provide the perfect setting for any event. The kitchen incubator will be available for specialty caterings, helping hosts create one-of-a-kind event menus.
Kitchen incubators foster community. Savona’s incubator will play an integral part in creating a food-related hub in the city. The project will be designed to cater to the large number of food entrepreneurs in Charlotte, specifically students attending and graduating from Central Piedmont Community College (3 miles) and Johnson & Wales University (1 mile), each of which have nationally recognized Culinary Arts programs.
Charlotte’s artisans need a place to collaborate on a large scale. Savona provides that opportunity. Three buildings and up to 44,000 square feet will be available for makers and artisans. A special program for these groups will be curated and administered, through a member format. Establishing a collective will bring more exposure for individual artists and built-in governance to ensure high quality of craftsmanship.
Savona will be authentically Charlotte. Set in the midst of several up-and-coming neighborhoods, Savona will provide office environments that are professional, yet comfortable for modern-day entrepreneurial office inhabitants. Amenities on-site will offer a number of opportunities to engage during and after work, while providing an alternative to the traditional uptown office.
Savona will be a model for urban neighborhood development. With the potential for up to 800 new residences and 300,000 square feet of commercial space, Savona Mill will effectively become its own neighborhood; a well-planned, pedestrian-oriented, stroll district, complete with on-site amenities, services and small cafes, restaurants and bars, all connected to one of the city’s richest networks of greenways and public parks.