SCRE Properties still expressed interest Thursday in continuing the Mint Hill Town Center project despite losing its partner, Charlotte-based Tidewater Partners, last month. Representatives from SCRE Properties and Mint Hill met today to discuss the projects future. SCRE still plans to develop in downtown Mint Hill, and the firm could purchase nine acres from the town as part of a possible development partnership.

The focus of the project has shifted, though. SCRE broker/owner Hershel Fogelman said more townhouses will be included in the project than originally planned because that is where the real estate market will go.

“Mint Hill is almost a new frontier in Mecklenburg County,” Fogelman said. “There is not much of that small-town feeling left.”