charlotte, north carolina


cousins properties & levine properties


 +/- 30 acres

million sf


land uses:
retail, restaurants, entertainment, residential, office, cultural, civic/public, & open space

The Quarter Cultural District

The Quarter is a plan for Charlotte’s new cultural district and represents one of four wards created by the intersection of Trade and Tyron Streets as identified in the Charlotte Center City 2010 Vision Plan. The metaphor of a quilt was used to describe the diversity of each of the district’s orthogonal urban blocks, and the differing roles character, architecture, land use, and open space play in creating a patchwork throughout the district. Streets, as the “seams,” represent common ground where all things different come together to create a great public experience for pedestrians and vehicles alike. 

The plan consists of several big moves, or focal points, which include: a two-block urban park called the Quilterre (“quilt on the ground”) as part of a broader downtown park system; market street as the primary retail street incorporating within its right-of-way a local trolley and regional light rail line; a new transit station; and cultural institutions including the Mint Museum. For each development zone within the Quarter, a development pro forma was created setting a clear understanding for implementation.     


The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.