• Developer lays out potential plans for Eastland Mall site


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The developer of the Eastland Mall is laying out major plans for the site in east Charlotte.

    The developer said Wednesday night at a public meeting that it's planning housing, a sports complex, shops and restaurants for where the mall once stood.

    The developer is discussing plans with six grocery stores and home builders, along with FC Barcelona about a potential soccer academy.

    Charlotte City Councilman Matt Newton, D-District 5, said the project will be transformational for the city's future.

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    “The Eastland site is the linchpin for our future here in east Charlotte,” Newton said. “There is no doubt about it. If we get Eastland right, we have a brighter future.”

    Construction could begin in late 2020 if everything goes as planned.



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