Third Ward, Charlotte, NC is directly west of the Trade and Tryon intersection. This is the west quadrant bordered by the southeast side of South Tryon and the northeast side of West Trade. Some major landmarks you’ll find in the Third Ward include: The Bank of America Stadium (home of the Charlotte Panthers); the Mint Museum; the Knight Theatre; Latta Arcade; Gateway Village and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
Bank of America Stadium – Home of the Charlotte Panthers
The Third Ward’s most recognizable landmark.
Continuing on, the Gateway Village is one of the North Carolina’s largest developments available for mixed-use. It is located on W. Trade St. between the Third and Fourth Ward. You’ll find a variety of restaurants, shops, offices as well as 500+ housing units in this area.
Also, Johnson & Wales University campus is located inside Gateway Village, so you’ll find plenty of college students bustling around in this area all day long. Gateway Village is without a doubt one of the Uptown Charlotte’s most active areas during the day.
BB&T Ballpark – Home of the Charlotte Knights
In 2014, BB&T Ballpark debuted as the home of the Charlotte Knights. And right across the street you’ll find the Romare Bearden Park, which has been open since September 2013.
Third Ward, Charlotte, NC History
In the latter part of the 1800s, this southwest segment of the city was anchored by the Victor Cotton Mill. Once the mill eventually closed, the adjoining land was converted into neighborhood housing, with McNinchville and Woodlawn being one of the first neighborhoods to develop in this area.The neighborhoods included a mixture of housing and industrial buildings, and were considered suburbs accessible by city streetcars. Mid 1950s, the neighborhoods started to decline.
Moving forward in the 1960s, the city added east & west connectors 4th & 5th St. that carved the remains of the neighborhoods into sections. Not too long after the revitalization of the city’s Fourth Ward in the 1980s, city leaders and neighborhood activists focused their attention and efforts to the Third Ward.
In order to bring about an ultimate restoration for Third Ward, Charlotte, NC they worked tirelessly with private-sector leaders and city officials. Gateway Village, Bank of America’s 1.5 million sq ft complex for mixed-use ignited tremendous development for the 3rd Ward and has garnered nationwide attention for many businesses and investors who are seeking creative positioning opportunities in an urban setting mixed-use structure.