Park Street United Methodist, Belmont, NC

Four Eyes Productions Consulting

Park Street UMC in Belmont is an active suburban church located on a prominent hard corner in a pedestrian district of downtown. The campus design placed the parking lot as the predominant feature to those passing by.  Church leaders wanted to rethink their campus and contacted Wesley to assist them in looking critically at their property and explore options for redevelopment.  Wesley conducted a well-attended charette where church members walked the community, held meetings with civic leaders, zoning officials, neighbors, and other developers in the area.  Wesley held a workshop with an architect and a diverse sampling of the congregation in which they designed a vision for their campus.  Work force housing, new church facilities, retail, residential, and office space were all on the table as options.  Using this technique, Park Street UMC has a road map for a new campus that not only provides revenue but speaks to the community in which it serves. Wesley will continue to work with Park Street to realize this vision.