Waxhaw Polo Grounds

The Polo Grounds

The Polo Grounds

Tucked into the scenic hills of Union County, situated in a Southern town rich with history and character, will be one of North Carolina’s most distinctive new villages. The residents, neighbors, and visitors to the Polo Grounds will stroll along miles of meandering greenway trails, play in community parks, and enjoy its shops and restaurants. The Polo Grounds pays homage to the region’s equestrian heritage. The design of the community will merge the environment of its neighbors’ farms to create landscape which blends pastures with parks.

Individual, distinct neighborhoods, consisting of a variety of home types and styles, will come together in this master-planned community designed with the goal of preserving and enhancing Waxhaw’s existing charm while advancing the town’s infrastructure and park network.

Families will become regular visitors to the Polo Grounds pocket parks and shade-blanketed trails which will intertwine with the stream network of McNealy Branch. The split-rail fences will frame spaces and the greenway system will expand connections to Waxhaw’s vibrant downtown.

Welcome home to Waxhaw’s Polo Grounds.

Transportation Solutions

A key goal of the Polo Grounds is to help solve existing traffic challenges and plan for the needs of tomorrow.

In addition to completing much-needed sections of the Waxhaw Parkway within the Polo Grounds property, the project will also serve as the catalyst for planning, funding & constructing other portions of this long-planned bypass. The Polo Grounds project will build key elements of infrastructure which will be needed to accommodate its own development while helping address existing challenges.

Waxhaw Forward Plan

A key goal of the Polo Grounds is to help solve existing traffic challenges and plan for the needs of tomorrow.

In addition to completing much-needed sections of the Waxhaw Parkway within the Polo Grounds property, the project will also serve as the catalyst for planning, funding & constructing other portions of this long-planned bypass. The Polo Grounds project will build key elements of infrastructure which will be needed to accommodate its own development while helping address existing challenges.

Waxhaw Forward is a road map for solving Waxhaw’s immediate and long-term transportation needs. It is a result of collaboration between the Town of Waxhaw, NCDOT and the development community.

The Waxhaw Forward plan will combine $120 million in NCDOT funding, $45 million in private funding, and requires NO existing taxpayer funding.  Learn more: WaxhawForward.com

Completing the Long-Awaited Waxhaw Parkway

The Polo Grounds project will complete the remaining 1.3 miles of the 2-mile-long southeastern section of the Waxhaw Parkway. This developer constructed road will provide a bypass around downtown Waxhaw and the eastern section of NC-75.

The creative approach to create a Municipal Service District, will generate revenues from which the critical northeastern leg of the Waxhaw Parkway can be built – decades sooner than currently projected.  The revenues for District will come from the developer and future residents. No current Waxhaw taxpayers will be impacted. This plan shifts the costs on those impacting the traffic and not on current Waxhaw  residents.

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Location

Just a short drive from the region’s urban center, the Polo Grounds will transport you to a different time. The community is a quick 2 minutes from downtown Waxhaw; and with its new road network serving as the catalyst for competition of the Waxhaw Parkway, more areas of Union County will be just around the corner.

The Polo Grounds’ design will embrace the barns and meadows that envelope its wooded borders continuing the spirit across the entire property. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sharing a trail with a frisky colt from a neighboring farm, as some of the grounds’ 15-miles of public trails will consist of shared-use equestrian trails.

 

Community

The long-term vision for Waxhaw’s Polo Grounds is to create a live-work-play community consisting of residential and commercial uses, arranged to create individual neighborhoods, purposefully blending with the surrounding environment. Over an expected 30-year development timeline, the residential areas are envisioned to provide a variety of home options which could appeal to the younger first-time buyers, the growing family, or retirees and empty-nesters. The commercial areas are proposed to serve as a destination, with a variety of shops, restaurants and commerce.

The planned amenities will include a mix of public and private facilities, anchored by 15 miles of public trails and the final portion of the Waxhaw Parkway’s southeastern leg. The construction of this section of the Parkway will provide long promised connectivity between Old Providence Road and Waxhaw Highway. An intentional system of internal public roads will provide enhanced access for nearby residents, including extending Parkwood School Road to the new Waxhaw Parkway and enhancing Adam Road to serve as another northern connection.

The Polo Grounds will incorporate 15 miles of walking trails including paths along a newly created greenway alongside existing creeks and streams. Paths and timber bridges will wind around numerous stormwater ponds and cross gently flowing streams, preserving and protecting the nearby creeks, and allowing residents to live with the land, not on the land. Multiple “pocket parks” will be placed throughout the Polo Grounds to give visitors and residents a chance to sit, relax, or play. A 30-acre Polo Grounds Park in the southern end of the community will provide recreational space for Waxhaw surrounded by forested hills, creeks, and greenway trails.

Feedback

Community Member Notices

The development team is eager to hear feedback from Waxhaw residents. We are collaborating with Town staff to create the best project possible. Feedback and ideas from the community can help shape the project. The Polo Grounds will be a 30-year buildout and we need input from the community to create some development requirements.

 

Neighborhood Meeting:

Thursday, August 24
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Waxhaw Social
1325 N Broome St, Waxhaw, NC

To provide suggestions or feedback on the proposed community, or to just ask questions, please submit information on the form below, or click the button above to send an email.

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