A long-planned mixed-use building on North Tryon Street uptown is scheduled to break ground this spring, with a Publix grocery store on the ground floor. The 15-story tower to be called Ten Tryon will be on a 1.5-acre vacant lot at North Tryon and 9th streets.
The developers say they've also lined up an unnamed Fortune 100 company as a tenant. A development group led by Armada Hoffler Partners of Virginia Beach, Virginia, paid $4.25 million for the land earlier this month, according to county land records.
Architect and developer David Furman has been planning the project for years. He's a partner in the project through property management firm Centro City Works.
Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2022, according to a press release.
Publix has signed a contract for a 28,000-square-foot store in the new building, The Charlotte Business Journal reported in December. No timetable has been given on its opening. The Florida company has 22 stores in the Charlotte region.
The project is one of several in the works for North Tryon Street, as part of a broad redevelopment effort called the North Tryon Vision Plan. The Main Library uptown in November unveiled the design for a new building at 6th Street and North Tryon. And plans are in the works to redevelop the rest of that block from 6th to 8th streets with shops, offices and housing, including affordable housing.