Charlotte, NC (June, 2017)Riverbend Village is pleased to announce that Corning Optical Communications, a division of Corning Incorporated – one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics, is moving its headquarters to Riverbend Village in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Riverbend Village is a new regional mixed-use development on approximately 120-acres off I-485 and Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road near historic Mountain Island Lake in northwest Charlotte.

Riverbend Village will be home to Corning Optical Communications’ 182,500 sq. ft. office headquarters. In addition to Corning Optical Communications headquarters, Riverbend Village will include a 78,000 sq. ft. Harris Teeter and a Harris Teeter Fuel center along with a tenant mix including restaurants and neighborhood service concepts. In total, Riverbend Village will include approximately 330,000 sq. ft. of retail space and over 500 residential units.

Grading of Riverbend Village is near completion with vertical construction set to commence in the next few months which will result in an anticipated delivery of Summer 2018.

Joey Morganthall and Keely Hines with MPV Properties represent Riverbend Village and are leasing the remaining available space in the center. Simpson Commercial, LLC and Landmark Development Partners, LLC are the developers of Riverbend Village.

About MPV Properties

MPV Properties is a leading commercial real estate firm in the Charlotte area with services in development, property management, investment, and office, industrial, retail and land brokerage.
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About Corning Incorporated

Corning ( is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.

Photo: Construction site as of May 27, 2017. Courtesy of Simpson Commercial, LLC.