LoSo is exploding: Here comes a boutique hotel, retail, office and apartments

Courtesy of Beacon Partners

A new project that includes offices, retail, apartments and a hotel is coming to the area just below South End.

LoSo Station at the Scaleybark light rail station is the latest project in what developers are calling “Lower South End,” in an effort to push development beyond the popular neighborhood’s boundaries.

Charlotte-based Beacon Partners announced plans Monday to develop the 15-acre mixed-use site alongside the light rail station. The project will include 500,000 square feet of office space, 30,000 square feet of retail space, 350 apartments and a 150-room boutique hotel. The property will also feature outdoor retail plazas, meeting space, rooftop entertainment and other amenities.

Courtesy of Beacon Partners

Beacon is not releasing the cost for the project, noting that the development is still in the design and planning stages.

The area has seen an influx of development as breweries, bars, distilleries and other entertainment and nightlife options have moved in.

Beacon Partners plans to start construction this summer and will release the project in phases, with completion planned for 2020. The current park-and-ride lot will be relocated during construction and will eventually end up in the mid-block parking deck, surrounded by the apartments.

Courtesy of Beacon Partners

This piece originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer and has been updated to include additional details.


  1. LoSo? GTFOuttahere. Another made up neighborhood moniker by the real estate developers to jack up the price of the properties, and Charlotte 5 gladly features it and eats it up. Who is the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?

  2. Sounds about right. LoSo sounds like loser — the very same folks moving to this overpriced pretentious apocryphal neighborhood. Anything to trumpet their (new moneyed but won’t last) wealth and self-validate their insecurities and shortcomings.

  3. Whatever happened to “I live/work/play in Charlotte”?

    Also you cant forcefully give yourself or a neighborhood a nickname, it has to be organic.
    See Seinfeld episode 175 the Maid (aka George wants a nickname).


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