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Award Winning Mosaic Village

Award Winning Mosaic Village

Neighboring Concepts has been awarded the prestigious Urban Design Merit award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Charlotte section in recognition for Mosaic Village.

Neighboring Concepts led the team that created the Historic West End Urban Vision Plan, which is an initiative to develop the Historic West End of Charlotte by including a mixture of uses, keeping it pedestrian friendly and preserving the area’s rich history. The plan was instrumental in implementing the city’s PED Overlay district for the Johnson C. Smith University area. These factors paved the way for the design of Mosaic Village, a “streetcar oriented,” mixed-use development for JCSU students, the first student housing facility to accommodate students outside of the campus gates. 

Mosaic Village was designed as a sustainable campus that promotes diversity, mobility, identity, history, and vitality. The new urban housing development consists of 80 units, lounges, a fitness room, game room, and computer lab. The 7,000 square feet of street level retail space consists of 3 main shell spaces located along West Trade St., each with an outdoor terrace.  The 400 space parking deck serves the immediate needs of the building, while also providing adequate spaces to serve the surrounding community and future development. As one of the main features of the village, the Skyline Terrace rests on the top level of the deck, serving as a place to gather with a skyline view of uptown Charlotte.  Because of the leadership of Dr. Ronald Carter and his Board of Trustees at JCSU, the partnership with the Griffin Brothers and the City of Charlotte came to fruition and Mosaic Village became an architectural composition that respects its history, while chartering a new path for the Historic West-End Community.

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