A dedicated team committed to delivering the soul of the River District.

The Development Team

Bringing Creativity to Development



Modern communities require a progressive, multi-disciplined, and long-term perspective to create lasting value. Crescent Communities has assembled the most respected names in real estate, architecture, construction, and design as our strategic partners. We will bring The River District vision to life while improving each life that calls it home.

NOVEL River DistrictMultifamily

Our setting. Your story. At NOVEL by Crescent Communities, we provide a brilliant backdrop for your most interesting life. Grounded in extraordinary locations, our award-winning developments embrace unexpected designs, world-class amenities and neighborhood programming that fosters a deep connection to place. Thoughtfully crafted and creatively built, we consider how even the smallest property detail can enrich your every day - and linger in your memory of life's best moments.

LAUREL STREET | Affordable Housing

Laurel Street is a leading mixed-income housing development company experienced in developing high-quality residences with superior amenities, features, and programs for working families and seniors throughout the Southeast. Based on Charlotte, Laurel Street is one of North Carolina’s leading mixed-income housing developers with a development portfolio that includes over 3,600 units valued at over $500 million.



Design and Construction

LAND DESIGNMaster Planning and Civil Engineering

Land Design creates places that bring people together. Places where people work, live, and play. Places that people love. Land Design is a collaborative group of landscape architects, civil engineers, planners, and urban designers that approach projects with unique expertise and diverse perspectives, but with a shared goal to create places that matter.


Cooper Robertson practices award-winning architecture and urban design with both disciplines working together at a range of scales. Their New York City-based staff skillfully addresses large-scale urban design challenges, shapes major cultural and educational buildings, and crafts exceptional private residences and resorts. As waterfront design experts, they have worked at the local, state, and national levels to plan for resilient place-making in the advent of climate change.


UDA is a Pittsburgh-born-and-based urban design firm with the time-tested experience and expertise to conceive the building, block, city or region for which a community, institution, or company is calling. UDA is one team with a collective passion for revitalizing cities. They're all about creating vibrant public spaces and exceptional places for people of all walks of life to live, work, and play. Not only is their craft rooted in the traditions of hand-drawing and illustration, but they’re also committed to allowing local traditions to guide the design and development of reimagined communities. They believe deeply in the interaction and connection of architecture to the creation of public space, and you’ll often find them shaping policy to further improve the urban condition for everyone.

WRAY WARD | Branding

Wray Ward is the home of passionately creative thinkers. The marketing communications agency serves clients in categories from home to health care and automotive to energy, with a specialty in building brands that elevate the style, comfort and function of the American home. With a deep integration across service offerings, including insights, strategic brand planning, media planning and buying, advertising, digital, public relations, video production and search, Wray Ward delivers intelligent, inspired, engaging and results-driven work.

505DESIGN | Design

505Design is driven to pursue stories that emotionally resonate with people and embody their aspirations. These stories, and their ability to translate the narrative, create meaningful experiences that differentiate their clients' brands. Located in Charlotte, Boulder, and San Francisco, 505Design is a multi-disciplinary firm, specializing in Project Visioning and Identity, Architecture, Interiors, Planning, and Environmental Graphics and Signage.



Connecting city life with natural splendor.

Just west of a thriving metropolis and situated amid natural stillness, The River District will be a 1,400-acre master-planned community unlike anywhere else in Charlotte.