Confetti rocketed skyward and the ground was blessed!

Northern American Properties celebrated its ground breaking on Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2022) for the redevelopment of Birkdale Village. Tim Perry, Managing Partner, welcomed the crowd and explained their unique “blessing” of the ground. (View the video below.) The Mayor of Huntersville, Melinda Bales, thanked North American Properties for their commitment to the Huntersville community. It was a chilly afternoon, but Birkdale Village provided cozy hats and drinks to keep everyone warm! The music was lively and everyone was excited about the upcoming changes.

Traffic patterns have changed

The roundabout in the center of Birkdale Village has been removed to make room for The Parkway, The Plaza, and The Grove — three new experience centered venues. Three standalone retail “jewel boxes” will be added to The Parkway. The Plaza will have a 6,000 sq. ft. shaded green space with soft seating, a huge LED screen, and a covered stage. The Grove will have 4 small retail “pods” housing food vendors and merchandisers. Click here to see what the new spaces will look like!

The roundabout has been removed from the center of Birkdale.

What’s happening?

Sharing the vision for Birkdale Village

Tim Perry Managing Partner North American Properties and LKNConnect’s Margi Kyle

Thank you to everyone who made this project happen

View the Video

Tim Perry, Managing Partner North American Properties and Huntersville Mayor Melinda Bales

Unique “blessing” of the ground and ground breaking ceremony

View the video

Want to see what’s behind the barricades? Watch the Redevelopment LIVE.

You can watch the construction LIVE at

What are people saying? More video here …

LKNConnect’s Margi Kyle, Dr. Lexi Lain, Lake Norman Chamber President Bill Russell, and Local Celebrity Patrick Reynolds.

Expected completion May 2022

Complimentary cookies at the After Ground Breaking Reception.
Article, video, editing and photos by Ellen Stafford.
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Ellen Stafford

Ellen H Stafford is the managing editor for She loves communicating with people whether it’s great conversation over a good meal, writing and encouraging others to write, photography and video, or drawing and painting. Gardening and cooking are among her passions. She is currently writing a book about time travel.

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