Northern Regional Recreation Center

Feasibility Study, Master Plan & Design

A new recreation center to serve the communities of North Mecklenburg County has been a priority for the region for decades. After three separate votes, funding was approved for a feasibility study and initial design concepts for the facility.

The County hired the BRS/LS3P team to perform master planning for the 41.4 acre site, engage stakeholders and community members in an expansive outreach process, and design some initial concepts for the future facility that will include:

  • Multi-Sport Gymnasiums
  • Health/Wellness/Fitness Center
  • Running/Walking Track
  • Indoor and Outdoor Aquatics
  • Technology/Education Center
  • Community Meeting Rooms/Classrooms
  • Dedicated active-adult and youth space
  • Administrative Offices
  • Kitchen
  • Parking and other site amenities (playground, shelters, etc.)

The towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville, North Carolina came together to design a new community recreation center within North Mecklenburg County. Each of the three towns have their own unique identities and the towns’ stakeholders challenged the design team to provide an architectural solution which reflected the values important to each town. One of the design themes was a contemporary 'Main Street' design to bring the three communities together in a central place that feels like home.

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Rendering Credit: LS3P Associates

Project at a Glance


North Carolina


North Mecklenburg County


$27.5 million


86,000 sf


January 2022 (est.)

Associate Design Architect

LS3P Associates

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