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Arnold Cos. Seeks Approval to Build Apartments at Queens Landing Site on Lake Norman

By Collin Huguley, Charlotte Business Journal

The Mooresville Planning Board is scheduled tonight to consider a request to add multifamily development to the Queens Landing site on Lake Norman.

According to town documents, the board will mull a request from Queens Landing EAT LLC, which is affiliated with Columbia, South Carolina-based developer Arnold Cos. The group is seeking a planned development district designation for the 6.6-acre site at 1459 River Highway. The designation allows for the development of up to 172 apartments at the site, documents state. The existing restaurant/bar, conference center and marina at Queens Landing would remain under the plan, planning board records note.

The applicant’s proposal calls for the development of two six-story multifamily buildings on the site.

It also “includes a $125,000 donation to Liberty Village, provide an art plaza area, and increase vegetation along portions of the waterfront,” according to a report by the town’s planning staff. Because the applicant is seeking a planned development district for the site, “a Development Agreement is also included and under review by the Town Attorney’s Office,” the staff report adds.

The planning staff has recommended approval of the request. A neighborhood meeting was held on Sept. 11 for the project, but no members of the public attended, the staff report states.

An attempt to reach Arnold Cos. for more information on its plans at the Queens Landing site was unsuccessful before deadline.

Queens Landing EAT LLC purchased the site last year for $7.5 million, according to Iredell County real estate records. In January, the Charlotte Business Journal reported plans for Bar One Lounge and 800° Woodfired Kitchen to expand with a new location at Queens Landing. That article noted Arnold Cos.’ plan to develop apartments there as part of a larger restoration. However, plans for the lounge and restaurant were scrapped several months later, according to The Charlotte Observer.