Mixed-use development planned next to ballpark in Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. — A group has signed on to redevelop a site in Gastonia that city leaders have long had an eye on for investment.

Charlotte-based Highline Partners is under contract to develop a mixed-use project at the former Central Branch YMCA site, which neighbors CaroMont Health Park at Gastonia’s Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District. The 6-acre site will be home to a project with 220-plus multifamily units and another building with commercial space, said Highline CEO Mark Miller. Miller announced his project at a breakfast event hosted by the Gaston Business Association on May 5.

The site has been under contract for a few months, Miller said at the event, and he hopes to break ground there next year. Once construction beings, it will take around two years to complete the project, putting the completion timeline sometime in 2025.

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