Cole Memorial United Methodist, Charlotte, NC

Four Eyes Productions Consulting

Cole Memorial UMC is a large, three building closed church campus located in an area of northeast Charlotte seeing growth and change. Once completed, the church will sit on a prominent hard corner in the middle of a major connector from downtown Charlotte to the University area. Wesley worked to design a new innovative campus that marries affordable senior housing, a new United Methodist church, missional engagement, and income producing retail/office tenants.  Leveraging Wesley’s experience in developing senior low-income housing projects, tax credits were awarded by the NCHFA and additional funds from the City of Charlotte for a new 73-unit senior housing development, Mineral Springs Commons.  This portion of the campus will begin construction in the summer of 2021.  Another Wesley project resulted in funding for a new church start that will bring the entire campus together by connecting its congregation with the seniors living at Mineral Springs Commons. The entire project is being done through a long-term ground lease with the Conference Trustees so they remain owners of valuable real estate in a part of the city that promises to escalate in value.