Charlotte’s apartment boom and more is here

charlotteconstThere is always plenty happening on the building development scene in Charlotte, with never-ending construction as new projects are constantly getting underway. Charlotte is currently seeing the biggest apartment boom in the city’s history, plus there are numerous new office towers being built across the city.

There is a lot on the horizon for the next few years, but let’s start with what can be expected relatively soon in 2016:

The Gibson should be ready for tenants on July 1 and is a 250-unit apartment building located at Central and Louise Avenues.

The Mint Museum apartment tower will boast 394 apartments in 43 stories on top of the Mint Museum on South Church Street. Construction is slated to be completed in November.

As far as hotels are concerned, Embassy Suites will be opening on East Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Boulevard across from the NASCAR Hall of Fame and will feature 250 rooms.

Brigham building, a 10-story office building with plenty of Class A office space, is set to open in November in Ballantyne Corporate Park.

Whole Foods will also be opening its newest Charlotte location at the Waverly development by Childress Klein and Crossland Southeast at the end of the year. Waverly will also include a 375-unit apartment building, as well as single-family homes that are already for sale, plus additional retail and office space.

As for 2017, you can look forward to 615 South College, a 19-story office tower in uptown near the Westin Hotel, Ascent apartment tower, a 314-unit apartment building occupying 33 stories at Third and Poplar Streets, and 500 East Morehead, a seven-story office building in Dilworth that will include a cafe, restaurant and rooftop deck.

2017 seems to be promising for office space, with additional projects including 25 stories of offices at 300 South Tryon, a headquarters building for AvidXChange, and the 10-story Capitol Towers office tower. As far as more apartment projects, you can expect Solis Southline, which will include 300 apartments at South Boulevard and Remount Road, and the Crescent NoDa building, which will include 344 apartments, as well as 7,500 square feet of retail space at 36th Street and the Lynx Blue Line light rail extension.

For more details on the upcoming development projects, as well as what is slated for 2018, check out the article at





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