Metrolina Gymnastics experiences growth spurt
CHARLOTTE – Metrolina Gymnastics has expanded operation in Pineville, with its recent lease of 5,000 square feet at 1038 Culp Road, suite 200.
The company, owned by N.C. Men’s Gymnastics Hall of Famer Nick Baker, has been in business since 2016.
“We have experienced such growth in the last two years,” Baker said. “It was time to upgrade our facilities.”
Metrolina Gymnastics is open at its new location, which features athlete viewing rooms, a dance studio, a 4,000 square foot gymnasium with 21-foot ceilings, and extensive technical training equipment. A grand opening is planned for August.
Its programs work with kids of all ages and skill levels, from preschool through high-level Olympic training. In addition to individual recreational and competitive gymnastics, Metrolina Gymnastics also offers team training and dance competition instruction.
Visit www.metrolinagymnastics.com for details.
Pineville Neighbors Place celebrates grand opening
PINEVILLE – Pineville Neighbors Place celebrated its grand opening July 18 at 10725 Industrial Drive.
The nonprofit connects people in Pineville affected by poverty and homelessness to available services. It also works with the families of students at Pineville and Sterling elementary schools.
“We realized a couple of years ago that over 20 percent of Pineville residents live at or below the poverty line and there were no services in our community. We knew we had to do something,” said Jane Shutt, executive director at Pineville Neighbors Place.
For two years, volunteers worked out of their homes and saw clients at schools, churches and apartment offices.
Clients can get referrals to various organizations or use .computers for job searches.
Homebuilder breaks ground
PINEVILLE – Imagination by David Weekley Homes recently broke ground on a model home in Chadwick Park at Downtown Pineville.
Priced from the low $200,000s, the community is expected to open for sales this summer.
“Due to the housing downturn, many builders turned their focus away from first-time homebuyers,” said David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes. “With Imagination by David Weekley Homes, we’re prepared to supply this buyer with the high-quality home they deserve at a price they can afford.”
Chadwick Park at Downtown Pineville will feature 36 single-family homes from the builder’s Village Collection, which includes four floor plans ranging from 1,900 to 2,400 square feet, and 84 townhomes with nine floor plans spanning 1,400 to 2,100 square feet.
Construction on the Townhome Collection model home will begin at the end of the summer.
Originally developed by the Dover Yarn Mills in the 1800s, Pineville was later expanded by the Chadwick-Hoskins Company in the 1920s. Chadwick Park at Downtown Pineville is in close proximity to the original Dover Yarn Mills and features front porches, sidewalks, a nearby park and open spaces reminiscent of the historic mill town.
Call 704-817-0030 for details.
NCDOT holds I-485 meetings
CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation and Turnpike Authority will hold two open house-style meetings to update the public on the I-485 express lanes project and gather input.
Residents are invited to stop by one or both meetings to learn more information about the project, ask questions and provide feedback:
• July 25, 4 to 7 p.m., CPCC Levine Campus – Building II, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews.
•July 26, 4 to 7 p.m., Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville.
The same information is at https://publicin put.com/I-485-Charlotte. Residents can also ask questions and submit feedback online.