The River District is an opportunity to create a different type of community for Charlotte — one that is a dynamic live, work, and play environment with a real sense of place. With its organic blend of urban life and natural allure, this mixed-use walkable community will enhance the lives of its residents, workers, and visitors while providing a lasting legacy for the region. Through social and environmental stewardship as well as financial sustainability, The River District is designed to stand the test of time while improving lives along the way.

The Development

Connect to What Matters Most

Organically woven with parks and green spaces, the built environment of The River District is defined by the convergence of natural trails and varied life paths. Emphasizing mixed-use development throughout, an integrated master plan provides an inviting community where tree-lined streets,  sidewalks and trails connect to homes, offices, shops, schools, and parks. Bike paths, public art, authentic architecture, and community gardens intersect to create a place where people, commerce, and the natural environment harmonize.


At The River District, a sustainable Master Plan creates a community that integrates the primary components of urban life - a connected network of homes, retail/restaurants, offices, schools, civic centers, and public spaces - with the allure of parks, trails, forests, river access and wide open spaces inherent to nature. This integrated master plan creates a place where people, commerce, and the natural environment collide to create the highest quality of life.


The Experience

One Community, Limitless Experiences

The built environment of The River District is defined by its relationship to the land as well as the connectivity of its uses. Designed to connect city living to outdoor experiences, the amenities available at The River District are focused on three key areas: outdoor recreation, community, and lifelong learning. Here, setting off on a stroll leads to settling in at a summer concert. Enjoying the fresh air leads to shopping at the farmers market. And a simple walk to work leads to uncovering natural wonder at every turn. In so many ways and for so many walks of life, carefully curated open space, parks and trails are what make The River District not just a place, but an experience.

Future Community Amenities:


Outdoor Recreation
  • Bike Trails
  • Blueway for water connectivity
  • Parks and greenways alongside creeks, marshes and river
  • Walking and jogging trails
  • Fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming

  • Sustainable farm
  • Dog park
  • Senior and retirement communities
  • Multi-use community venue
  • Seasonal food market

Lifelong Learning
  • Co-working space
  • Science, ecology, and environmental nature center
  • Maker studio space/lab
  • Lifelong learning programming
  • Local public school: specialty themed neighborhood, magnet, or charter

Build community. Better people's lives.

For over half a century, Crescent Communities has helped define moments that matter for everyone that lives, works, and plays at our properties.