Developer offers update on Charles Pointe Crossing in Bridgeport

Bridgeport, WV. Genesis Partners, the developer of Charles Pointe, released an update today on the Charles Pointe Crossing project located at the intersection of Interstate 79 North and 279 in Bridgeport. Charles Pointe Crossing, located just off of Exit 124, was designed and built to incorporate the reclamation of a former coal mine site.

According to Genesis Partners managing partner Jamie Corton, Charles Pointe Crossing's 67-acres of retail space is a result of one the of the largest earthmoving projects in the state in 2021. More than four million cubic yards of earth were moved to accommodate 650,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and hospitality space in multiple buildings. The entire 67-acre parcel is pad- ready with access roadways and all utilities now in place.

"During the pandemic, Genesis Partners has been fortunate to be able to move forward with the Charles Pointe Crossing Project to create premium retail, restaurant, and hospitality space to serve North Central West Virginia," said Jamie Corton.

"We believe that Charles Pointe Crossing will offer our tenants the best value in the regional market," Corton said.

Corton said that Genesis Partners once again utilized local consultants and local contractors to design and build Charles Pointe Crossing. He said that the partnership with Civil & Environmental Consultants (CEC) and Wolfe’s Excavating allowed the project to be completed timely and within budget.

"Charles Pointe is a local development and we are proud of our relationships with local partners like CEC and Wolfe's Excavating," he said.

Genesis Partners has also captured the attention of and retained the services of CBRE, Inc. - the world's largest commercial real estate company. CBRE is the largest commercial property developer in the United States with more than $133 billion in property assets under management. Genesis Partners is working closely with CBRE to attract premier tenants to Charles Pointe Crossing.

Corton said that anchoring the retail development at Charles Pointe Crossing will be a 203,000 square foot Menard's home improvement super store. Menard's is a private, family owned company and the nation's third largest home improvement chain. Menard's plans to build a state-of-the-art retail center on a 17-acre site the company purchased in Charles Pointe Crossing.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created some of the most challenging times in the history of our business," said Jeff Abbott, spokesman for Menard, Inc.

"We appreciate everyone’s patience while the project has come together. That said, I want to reiterate Menard, Inc.’s commitment to the Charles Pointe Development as well as greater Bridgeport, West Virginia. While we, as a company, have been focused on our existing store operations and the safety of our customers and Team Members since the beginning of the pandemic, our long-term commitment to this region has never wavered and is not in question," Abbott said.

"We look forward to becoming a member of the local community and affording our customers the opportunity in the future to “Save Big Money” at their Bridgeport area Menard's store for years to come."

Menard's currently operates super stores in Wheeling, Morgantown and Barboursville. For more information on the private family owned retailer visit their website at

For more information on Genesis Partners, Limited Partnership or Charles Pointe Crossing, please contact Mark Dellana, Executive Director of Development, at (304) 808-8000.