The Fenton development in Cary, North Carolina, has transformed from an empty 92-acre site to a thriving urban oasis, defying initial expectations. Originally intended as a storage location for state vehicles, Fenton has blossomed into a dynamic open-air destination, drawing thousands of residents from the affluent suburban surroundings.
At Fenton, residents revel in the charm of chef-driven eateries like M Sushi and Colletta, accompanied by art-lined walkways. The center offers green spaces with hammocks, fireplaces, and game setups, fostering a vibrant and engaging environment. With over 200 annual activations, including events like Raleigh Fashion Fest and Light the Square, Fenton has become a hub of activity and community spirit.
Hines, in partnership with Columbia Development, orchestrated Fenton’s creation, setting it apart as a groundbreaking project built from scratch. Wegmans, the pioneering tenant, paved the way for esteemed national and local brands to join the vibrant retail mix.
Fenton’s Phase One, with 345,000 SF of retail space, houses a curated collection of outlets, including Arhaus, Lululemon, Paragon Theaters, PBR Cowboy Bar, and Sephora, alongside multitenant residential and elevated office spaces. The impressive debut of Phase One has spurred remarkable leasing activity, with Phase Two already underway. Fenton’s evolution showcases the power of visionary development to redefine a community’s landscape and lifestyle.
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