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Riverwalk- Development Profile

Riverwalk is a multi-phase, mixed-use village that will boast an unparalleled collection of amenities.

It includes the 3-mile Riverwalk that is part of the greater Carolina Thread Trail system and the Rock Hill Outdoor Center. Idyllically located on the peaceful banks of the Catawba River, this planned 1,008-acre village is a natural extension of the historic and revitalized City of Rock Hill. As part of the master plan, the Riverwalk vision includes a YMCA and athletic fields, Town Center, River District, professional office space and residential, all thoughtfully connected and complemented by pedestrian- and cycle-friendly streetscapes and trails.
 
History

Riverwalk is a planned, mix-use village inspired by its Heritage as a Trade Crossing.

The Catawba Indians, the first known settlers, were attracted to this particular stretch of the river because of its proximity to a natural ford.Over the years, the property has evolved and transformed. In the early 1900s, textile mogul, Hamilton Carhartt, chose this spot to build a mansion that would serve as his Rock Hill summer home and invite a lively social scene.
 
From 1947–2005, the site was owned by Celanese Corporation of America and became one of the largest textile manufacturing facilities in the world. Although more than 1,000 acres were owned, only 350 acres were used by the plant. In October 2005, respected developer, Assured Group of Companies, purchased the land and has thoroughly restored it for sustainable development. 
 
 
Located on the Catawba, Overlooking the Riverwalk Trail, the River District will bring retail, restaurants and residential together in a way that celebrates its connection to the river. With stunning views and easy access to river amenities, it caters to the adventurous at heart while still maintaining an underlying peace and tranquility. The architectural character will be ‘Upcountry River Vernacular’ with simple massings, raised living levels, broad porches and screened-in living areas. Heritage trees are preserved throughout the district. Miles of trails lead from the river to a favorite fishing hole, kayak launch, a quiet picnic shelter, a mountain bike excursions, or back home after a dinner overlooking the scenic Catawba River. This is a place to enjoy your morning coffee, cool down after a jog or share an evening out with friends. 
 
 

Riverwalk's Town Center Will Welcome a Mix of National and Local Retailers, a YMCA and the Velodrome.

Riverwalk’s Town Center Will Welcome a Mix of National and Local Retailers, a YMCA and the Velodrome. Through pedestrian- and cycle-friendly design, the Center will balance retail, commercial and parking to sidewalks, courtyards and green spaces. The architectural character blends elements of modern and main street commercial with a nod to industrial history and the warmth, character and detail of the Craftsmen Era.
 
The planned YMCA will be located adjacent to the Velodrome with outdoor spaces that will provide additional viewing opportunities during events. Proposed mixed-use buildings will offer ground floor retail with office above restaurants and shops. The Riverwalk Town Center will provide a premier office location for office for those who understand the value of a balanced life–a new generation that works hard and plays even harder. This is a place to take a leisurely bike ride, shop, grab a quick bite or experience the energy of world-class bicycle racing – live and up close.