Eric Frazier | Charlotte Observer

Real estate brokers are hoping a new marketing campaign will help propel a stalled mixed-use project out of the starting gates.

Ambitious plans for office space, retail and affordable housing along South Boulevard, near the Scaleybark light-rail station, have been on the books since before the recession.

The city spent $9.3 million assembling about 18 acres, and Scaleybark Partners, led by developer Peter Pappas, was selected in 2007 to develop it. To make sure low-income housing would be included, the city’s Housing Trust Fund paid $2 million so the land could be sold to Scaleybark Partners at a discount. Read more