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2151 Hawkins Street (The Line) rendering
2151 Hawkins Street (The Line) rendering
A building with a walkway in front.
2151 Hawkins Street (The Line) rendering at dusk
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The Line Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Known as ‘The Line,’  2151 Hawkins, a new mixed-use development designed by Gensler, both visually and physically opens up to Charlotte’s popular South End community and embodies a welcoming spirit. The new tower introduces a ground-floor food court featuring cuisine from local chefs, creates enhanced connections to the existing Lynx light rail and pedestrian trail through thoughtful circulation planning, and opens up to a surrounding expanse of grassy spaces that can provide an ideal atmosphere for evening and weekend concerts, beer and wine tastings, and farmer’s markets.

The building’s massive 55-foot floor plate of the office space encourages wide-open workspaces with a variety of collaboration and dynamic working opportunities. To accommodate 700 parking spots without diminishing the vibrant, community-centric feel of the space, Gensler’s design team chose to carve each floor of parking out of the facade to create a series of exposed and beautifully-landscaped steps. These steps not only provide greater opportunity for relaxation and connection but also visually link the building to the vibrant and changing South End neighborhood.