Building the Afton Village Main Street


Leasing within Afton Village’s commercial district has made steady progress since our first commercial building, the Foundry, which opened November 2002. The Chesterfield Building, a 27,000 square foot retail and residential structure, opened December 2003. The Exchange Building, Afton’s third commercial building opened June 2005. The Winchester Building, which opened in Spring 2006 features retail shops on the ground floor and medical office space above.  The Chelsea and Rearden Buildings were both completed in 2007.  Cabarrus Bank plans to break ground on their branch at the entry of Afton Village in 2010.  Plans are now underway for the next series mixed use buildings along Village Drive and the last remaining building site on John Galt Way.

As you move west along Village Drive, you reach the Village Green and a collection of townhomes, which provide a transition between the retail and residential districts in Afton Village. Upon completion, our commercial district will be approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial space including retail and office uses (approximately the size of two neighborhood shopping centers).

Afton Village’s commercial district offers many advantages to its tenants: pedestrian friendly streets, proximity to surrounding neighborhoods, committed anchors such as the YMCA and Northeast Medical Rehabilitation Center, and the highest level of architectural and site plan character. Several outdoor spaces such as the Foundry Plaza, the Village Center Plaza, and the existing Village Green and gazebo contribute a unique charm and ambiance to this development.

From George W. Liles Parkway (exit 54), directions to the professional offices and retail shops in the Village are as easy as…”Take exit 54 off I-85 toward Concord, turn right into Afton Village by the new YMCA and you’ll see us on the your left.”

Please contact Afton Village Property Management at 704-721-5337 if you would like to schedule a tour of the site or would like to submit a commercial tenant proposal to the developer of Afton Village.

Conversation with the Developer about the Afton Village Commercial District

“Ultimately, there must be a good fit between our vision for Afton Village and our hand picked collection of merchants. We are determined not to let the commercial area of Afton Village become just another strip center,” says developer, David Mayfield. “Since we have always focused on smaller scale, owner occupied shops (vs national or franchise stores), we put a huge emphasis on one-on-one interviews with our prospective merchants.  To maintain the unique character of Afton Village, it is critical that we select the right individual merchants and mixture of merchandise to fill our Village Center.  Our process has been slow, but very deliberate … and we believe it shows.