Ayrsley Now Has Web Site
(March 23, 2003)
The new Ayrsley Development off S Tryon Street at I-485 now has a
web site at www.ayrsley.com.
The home page states:
in the heart of North Carolina's second largest job center,
located at the intersection of Tryon Street, the "main
street" of Uptown Charlotte, and the outer beltway.
Ayrsley is positioned to become the Town Center of Southwest
Charlotte. Ayrsley's 140 acres will become a diverse urban tapestry of homes, shops,
offices and parks. As a self-sufficient, pedestrian-friendly
"Main Street" community, Ayrsley will complete Southwest
Charlotte's emergence as a new center of business in the
The page showing
the development plan states:
nationally renown Andres Duany of Duany
Plater-Zyberk, the Ayrsley Development Plan, a true “New
Urban Town,” reflects the architectural and planning principles
of smart growth while utilizing traditional neighborhood design.
Principles of smart growth have been lost with the rise of urban
sprawl in America. Instead of using huge land lots for
individual houses, Ayrsley will focus on compact, mixed use,
infill development that utilizes existing city services and
preserves open space. This new, cutting-edge community will
accommodate the needs of Generation X and Y’ers, Empty Nesters
and Baby Boomers alike.
Although is short
on details and heavy on vision, the web site provides some
interesting information about one of the major mixed-use
developments being built in Steele Creek and Mecklenburg County.