Mosaic Village in the media
Fox Charlotte - Johnson C. Smith Opens Mosaic Village
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A new housing development may be instrumental in reviving West Charlotte. Johnson C. Smith celebrated the grand opening of Mosaic Village Thursday.
Charlotte Business Journal - Johnson C. Smith: It takes a (Mosaic) Village
Years of persistence amid stops and starts led up to the opening Thursday of Mosaic Village near Johnson C. Smith University. Politicians, university leaders and the Griffin family, owners of the 2-acre project site, gathered for the unveiling this morning.
Charlotte Observer - Mosaic Village housing opens near JCSU
WBTV (CBS) - Mosaic Village opens in Northwest Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There was a giant step forward today in an effort to revitalize Charlotte's Northwest corridor.
The ribbon was cut to open Mosaic Village. Johnson C Smith University students will live there in suite-style apartments. On the first floor is 7,500 square feet of retail space.
WSOC-TV (ABC) - JCSU opens Mosaic Village; continues to revitalize Northwest corridor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was an upbeat and at times emotional celebration on West Trade Street Thursday as Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Ronald Carter joined others in cutting the ribbon and opening the doors of Mosaic Village.
News 14 - New mixed-use development for Johnson C. Smith students opens
CHARLOTTE -- A new mixed-use development opens on Charlotte's West Side Thursday. City officials will host a ribbon cutting for the new Mosaic Village at the corner of West Trade Street and Bruns Avenue.
It will be home to hundreds of Johnson C. Smith students. The development also features classrooms and 7,000 square feet of retail space.
NBC Charlotte - Charlotte's historic West End gets new student housing
On a random Thursday October morning, a party is taking place in the streets of Charlotte.
The Johnson C. Smith marching band helped celebrate a brand new $25 million apartment building Thursday, the symbol of a new beginning in Charlotte’s historic West End.
Charlotte Observer - Another chance for some capital ideas
There may be no Charlotte community more prepared for better days than the west corridor surrounding Johnson C. Smith University. Since President Ron Carter arrived four years ago, the school has worked to revitalize not only the campus, but the neighborhoods surrounding it. A tire company has been transformed into an arts factory. A Gold Rush shuttle runs from uptown and back, thanks to an annual investment by the school. And next week, the university will open the striking Mosaic Village, a $25 million mixed-use development of apartments and retail.
The Charlotte Post - It takes a village to boost NW development
Yolanda Babb can’t wait to move into Mosaic Village.
The Johnson C. Smith University senior will be one of the first residents of the student apartment complex, a cornerstone in northwest Charlotte’s revitalization. Students like Babb, an elementary education major, are moving to Mosaic Village next week for its off-campus location and easy commute, which “will cut down on the commute to campus, save on gas, rent and utilities,” she said.
NBC Charlotte - JCSU works to revitalize West Trade Street Corridor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While some communities have turned to their faith, others have turned to construction in an effort to clean up their neighborhood. Johnson C. Smith University has partnered with the city and neighbors and now they have revitalization underway.
Business Journal - Johnson C. Smith University projects gain ground
For many years, architect Darrel Williamsdrew up an assortment of plans to revitalize the corridor stretching from Johnson C. Smith University to uptown.
Fox Charlotte - Reboot Charlotte: Revitalizing the Beatties Ford Road Corridor
CHARLOTTE, NC - On the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, there's a renewed spirit of optimism.
Work is underway on a bold move to reboot this stretch of Beatties Ford Road.
Fox Charlotte - Revitalizing The West Side
CHARLOTTE, NC: To some, the west side of Charlotte doesn't have the greatest reputation. Those who live and play in the area say it's time to give the area a second look.
The Mecklenburg Times - Mosaic Village developers land $3M from city
The developers of the proposed Mosaic Village mixed-use project have been granted $3.18 million from the Charlotte City Council to be used for parking and infrastructure improvements.
The Mecklenburg Times - Developer wins committee’s OK for $3M to fund Mosaic Village parking
A public-private partnership that would bring more parking and other improvements to the West Trade Street corridor is one step closer to becoming reality.
On Monday, the Charlotte City Council’s economic development committee recommended to the full council that it partner with Charlotte-based Griffin Bros. and invest $3.18 million from the city’s Business Corridor Revitalization Fund, which has a $17.4 million balance.