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SeeMoreSkyscrapers May 4, 2007 3:47 AM

CHARLOTTE | Development Summary
Hey guys, I've seen a couple request for an inclusive Charlotte project thread over the past couple months so I thought I'd try and get one together. Boy was it a job too, attempted it last night and after 2 hours of work I got booted and lost all my info.... but here it is, finally.

Everything 10 stories or taller going up and/or proposed in Charlotte.

Color -> Height Key

Height >= 700ft
Height >= 600ft
Height >= 500ft
Height >= 400ft
Height >= 300ft
Height >= 200ft
Height => 100ft

Project Name Floor Count Height Units Use Completion Notes

Under Construction

1. Wachovia Tower 48 764' N/A Office 2010 Wachovia (LEED)

2. 210 Trade 50 601' 400 Condo 2009 Epicenter

3. BofA Superblock Twr. 32 ??? N/A Office 2010 BofA (LEED)
4. The Avenue 36 425' 390 Condo 2008 Novare

5. Catalyst 27 338' 462 Condo 2008 Novare

6. TradeMark 28 334' 196 Condo 2007 Furman

7. The Park 21 275' 107 Condo 2008

8. The Ritz 17 ??? ??? Hotel 2010 BofA
See BofA Superblock Rendering

9. Aloft 17 ??? ??? Hotel 2008 Epicenter

10. Metropolitian 10 ??? N/A Office 2007 Midtown

11. Ballyntyne Offices 2X 10 ??? N/A Office 2008 Suburbs


1. The Vue 51 668' 403 Condo

2. Wachovia Condo's 42 ??? 400 Condo 2010 Wavhovia

3. One Charlotte Twr. 40 ??? 99 Condo ???? Portman

4. Twelve (3rd Ward) 39 ??? 550 Condo/Hotel 2009 Novare
5. Novare Condo's 29-33 ??? ??? Condo 2010 Novare
6. Novare Office Portion 16-18 ??? N/A Office 2010 Novare

7. 300 S. Tryon 32 ??? N/A Mixed ????

8. Nascar Tower 16 ??? N/A Office 2010 NHOF

9. Ghazi Southpark Tower 16-18 ??? ??? Condo ??? Southpark

10. Metropolitian Condo's 12 to 15 ??? 92 Condo ???? Midtown

11. The Sierra 15 ??? Hotel (On Arena Parcel)

12. 300 S. Tryon Condo Portion 14 ??? ??? Condo ???? Overlooks Park

13. Royal Court 11 ??? 112 Condo 2009

14. The citidan I 10 140 ??? Condo ???? 4th Ward


1. Berkman Twr. 32 ??? 100 Condo ????

2. Trinity Partners (500 W. Trade) 20-30 X2 ??? 600 Rentals ???


3. Elizabeth Ave. Twr. 25 ??? ??? Condo ???? Grubb

4. The Citidan III & IV 2X 25 320 ??? Condo ????
See First Citidan Rendering (In Background)

5. Spirit Square 25 ??? 100-150 Condo ???? Furman

6. The Citidan II 10 140 ??? Condo
Mirror's first bldg.

7. Levine Property Mixed Mixed This Millenia

Rumor Mill

1. Trump Tower 40-80 Could Contain multiple towers
2. Ghazi Just across I-277 in South End
3. Residence Inn Site N. Tryon, site already demo'd (Possible Furman tower @25 stories)
4. Furman Twr. Behind Trademark
5. 11 story tower Near Tremont on S. Blvd.
6. Federal Courhouse Maybe Someday
7. Multimodal station development Possible tower

If you have any additional renderings, construction updates, request or info. on any of these projects please post them here. (I'd like to keep it to one rendering per project on the main post though) Help me keep this thread up to date guys!

If you see any errors please PM me to have them fixed.

atl2phx May 4, 2007 3:52 AM

good to see a charlotte thread here.....there's much to keep track of. thanks!

Wheelingman04 May 9, 2007 8:09 PM

Damn, those towers are gorgeous!!

kazpmk May 9, 2007 10:44 PM

Nice to finally see a Charlotte thread. I didn't know BofA Superblock or the Overture already began construction.

Visiteur May 10, 2007 12:14 AM

Most of those look pretty good. It will help enhance Charlotte's cosmopolitan image greatly.

SpeedoPro May 13, 2007 2:31 AM

what about Trump's tower? does anyone have pics of it?

SeeMoreSkyscrapers May 28, 2007 8:51 PM

Update: 5/28/07

Added a couple renderings I was missing:
-Trinity Parners (500W. Trade) development 20-30 Stories X2 (Two Possibilities)
-Ghazi's SouthPark tower 16-18 Stories

-Also site work has begun at Royal Court, once they begin making substantial progress here I'll move it up into the U/C Area.

-Official Groundbreaking for The Vue has been set for July 12th 2007. Minimal Site prep and demolition of existing structures has commenced. Will move it up to U/C when Excavation begins.

-Trump rumor has been confirmed (Charlotte Observer, City Officials) and they have been in town feeling out the market. Possibility of more information in the next few months.

rickydavisfan21 May 29, 2007 1:02 AM

By the way the condo tower for Wachovia is underconstruction. Both towers are being built at the same time.

RockHillJames Jun 4, 2007 1:16 PM

Thanks for putting this together. I'm sure it was a lot of work!

Hopefully we'll have some Trump renderings to post soon...

SeeMoreSkyscrapers Jun 5, 2007 3:59 AM

Hmm, really wish they wouldn't have combined these two threads considering none of the photos work in the other post. Can anything be done about this? It was slipping away into the archives but then one of the mods brought them together unfortunantely.

Ohh well, As per the wachovia condo's I'm waiting untill excavation of the entry ramp is done before I'm adding it to the u/c list since no work has been done specifically for that portion thus far. Should be another month or so.

James Bond Agent 007 Jun 5, 2007 6:28 AM

There were two threads on the topic so I combined them a few days ago.

But yeah, you're right, the other one was a pretty useless thread so I just un-merged them and trashed the other one.

kazpmk Jul 11, 2007 7:33 PM

Construction updates from forum

New Wachovia office tower
UC pic by grodney
The Wachovia condo tower has NOT yet begun

The Vue
Rumors of Aug 23 groundbreaking
pic by urbancharlotte

Bank of America "Supertower" and Ritz
UC pic by Mobuchu

UC pic by Mugen682

210 Trade
New rendering by CharlotteGamecock
UC pic by Mugen682

The Avenue
UC pic posted by Mugen682

Where did all the Charlotte forumers go??:(

VA_Gentleman Jul 12, 2007 8:24 PM

Thanks for transferring all the updates over here. There is a lot going on down there but no one covering it. One of my best buddies just moved to Charlotte but he's not at all interested in buildings and construction so he'll be of no help. Hopefully there will be some more active Charlotte forumers, otherwise keep up the updates.

ChiSoxRox Jul 12, 2007 9:56 PM

Thanks, SMS, for starting this thread. Charlotte already has an outstanding skyline for a city its size, and looks to only get better. There are cities many times bigger that would kill to have Charlotte's skyline. I especially like One Charlotte Tower. :tup:

And a request: could you please make the Spirit Square rendering smaller? Something that blurry and big is not nice on the eyes. :koko:

mayhem Jul 12, 2007 10:54 PM

Tons of awesome towers going up in Charlotte! Can't wait to see it's skyline progress.

CHAPINM1 Jul 13, 2007 2:15 PM

I'm also keeping my eye on the Charlotte thread, despite all the great projects, the Wachovia project I am most excited for and will be the most fun to watch rise!

That's cool in the Wachovia project construction update you can see the tunnel that was mentioned on Emporis.

Dale Jul 13, 2007 4:25 PM

Hang on, what did I miss ? Will Wachovia feature a pedestrian tunnel under Tryon ?

SeeMoreSkyscrapers Jul 25, 2007 8:05 PM

Alright guys, made a quick update:

-Added/changed info on 15 story Sierra hotel on the small arena parcel
-Changed BOFA Superblock rendering to a newer (Nicer/smaller) one

Other things to note.

-I've seen the newer rendering for the ritz on the contactors website and its nice, almost as nice as the original proposal but still much better then the previous glass box representation. Another thing to note is the BofA is seeking LEED Platinum certification for their superblock project. Very few bldg's reach this certification. I hate that we don't have a height for the office tower yet but I'd guess its in the 470-510 range. The first major pooring of concrete for the hotel foundation took place the other night.

-The wachovia first street project is moving quickly (As seen in the above pictures, thanks btw.) The tower portion has reached ground level at one corner. Expect it to start rising above ground in another month or so. Clearing is still taking place for the condo portion but I'll move it up to U/C as soon as they get underway (Trust me).

-Novare's 3rd ward project will be accelerating soon with the arrival of mobile cranes and caison equipment onsite this last week. Catalyst caison and foundation work should be well underway in the coming months with the 15 floor Office tower starting the begining of 08 and the 39 story Twelve following soon after.

-300 S. Tryon site has been seeing some action with soil sampling and the arrival of construction trailors and mobile crane equipment. They have some clearing work to do onsite but this is def. a step in the right direction. This is one of my favorite projects as it will fill in one of the last surface lots along tryon street and help fill out Charlotte's smile a little.

-Nascar HOF site has been cleared and excavation has begun for the underground parking garage. Should be a while before they start actual structural construction however work is well under way.

-The park condo's have toped out.... wow.... Many people where happily proved wrong on this one. Even though the tower isn't that tall (270ft) its definitely making its presence known.

-Trademark should be 100% complete soon, so I'm anxiously awaiting when I can remove it from the list. Avenue still has a while to go (Interior finishing wise) but should be finished by the end of the year. (That blue glass is glorious, great tower)

Thats all the new news I have.... or could remember at least.

oreo Aug 9, 2007 8:50 AM

heres a few pics of avenue (?) from my recent trip across the US

taken july 30th

i guess you can see trademark in this one too

i dont know if this has been said before (probably has) but the wachovia office tower looks really f-in good.

While driving around Charlotte we saw 2 very deep holes around the downtown area. Judging by the pictures in this thread I'm going to guess that they were Wachovia and BofA.

themaguffin Aug 9, 2007 5:28 PM

That's an impressive list. There seems to be a LOT happening there. It seems that Charlotte is hitting another level and hitting a stride.

Has retail been developing as well? Is the area a destination for locals (other than sport and work)?

CLTNC Aug 24, 2007 12:23 AM

Some construction activity in uptown Charlotte.
Back side of the Trademark, on the left.
Catalyst Condo Tower 27 stories.
Wachovia project site.

hi123 Oct 9, 2007 12:06 AM

The nascar project( By pei cobb and freed:tup: ) is now u/c
Here are some construction photos from emporis:

And a new rendering from the architect's website:

BUILDIT Oct 24, 2007 2:37 AM


Originally Posted by themaguffin (Post 3000299)
That's an impressive list. There seems to be a LOT happening there. It seems that Charlotte is hitting another level and hitting a stride.

Has retail been developing as well? Is the area a destination for locals (other than sport and work)?

Its working on it, I try to go up as much as possible. The EpiCenter should give me a new and better excuse, Movie theaters bowling allies etc. Im excited for it. With trumps hopeful arrival we will get a lot of high end stuff to draw partially away from suburban hell southpark mall which contains all of charlottes high end retail and there is A LOT of high end retail in southpark mall. Fanciest Mall ive ever been to bar none

Trojan in NYC Oct 25, 2007 5:07 AM

I wish southpark was demolished and all of those stores were put in downtown. But we know that wont happen anytime soon. O well at least there are some good places to shop in south end, like niche and american apparel. They're not high end but i like them.

hi123 Oct 26, 2007 10:10 PM

The vue is starting construction.

BUILDIT Nov 9, 2007 4:08 AM


Originally Posted by trojans14 (Post 3125520)
I wish southpark was demolished and all of those stores were put in downtown. But we know that wont happen anytime soon. O well at least there are some good places to shop in south end, like niche and american apparel. They're not high end but i like them.

im with you... get people in the streets all the time... have luxury shopping

VA_Gentleman Nov 13, 2007 9:40 PM

Here is an update on the huge Wachovia site. None of these photos are mine.

From Grodney on UP:

VA_Gentleman Nov 13, 2007 9:50 PM

Novare's 3rd Ward District project: also by grodney:

MasonsInquiries Nov 23, 2007 6:52 PM

charlotte, you guys are making GREAT progress!! keep up the good work!:tup:

VA_Gentleman Jan 15, 2008 4:12 PM

A few updates:

Wachovia tower:

By Grodney 01.15:

By Mobuchu 01.11 with the construction of the Bechtler and the Knight in the foreground (I believe)

Novares 3rd Ward:

By Grodney 01.14:

Ritz Carlton:

By Mobuchu 01.14:

New Rendering of the Epicenter Complex:

The Ten story hotel section of the Epicenter:

By RiverwoodCLT 01.09:

Biff Jan 15, 2008 5:41 PM

Some nice project happening in Charlotte, that city never ceases to amaze me!


Originally Posted by VA_Gentleman (Post 3164979)

That is a huge freaking hole :omg:

holladay Mar 7, 2008 6:53 AM


Originally Posted by SeeMoreSkyscrapers (Post 2813564)

I was always fascinated by this rendering. Then tonight it struck me why : they took a photo of a street in Berlin or elsewhere in Germany and Photoshopped the Wachovia tower into it. Since they have detailed the lower wing of the building in a sort of slick European fashion with graphic displays and transparent glass it makes perfect sense for them to do that... it all comes full-circle.

initiald Mar 11, 2008 1:01 AM

Update - 3/9/08

Novare Catalyst condos -

Wachovia Corporate Center -

African American Cultural Center (part of the Wachovia complex)

NASCAR Hall of Fame and Tower -

The Park -

Epicenter/210 Trade/Aloft Hotel complex -

Bank of America office tower and Ritz-Carlton Hotel -

More new condos -

The Vue -

Outside of the beltway is Royal Court, with a new midtown building behind. Royal Court has broken ground and have a crane up.

Some new 1st ward residential construction, including one called Enclave -

Garrison Lofts in 4th Ward, just inside the I-277 beltway -

Construction along the light rail line south of the beltway:

101 Tremont Apts along the rail line -

By my count there were 17 cranes working around uptown as of 3/9/08

KevinFromTexas Mar 11, 2008 1:26 AM

Thanks for the updates.


Originally Posted by kazpmk
Where did all the Charlotte forumers go??

I've been wondering this for a long time it seems. It's a shame too because Charlotte has one of the best skylines around.

initiald Mar 11, 2008 3:40 AM

A few more things:

I don't think there were any renderings posted of the new Bank of America tower and Ritz-Carlton hotel that are under construction:

Here is a rendering of the new AAA Baseball stadium uptown:

This shows the locations of the new Wachovia tower, and the plan for the 3rd Ward Park and baseball stadium, along with the multimodal station which will be the terminus of the north commuter (heavy rail) line and I believe will also serve the proposed streetcar lines.

And while I'm mentioning transit, here is a map of the transit plan. The dark blue line in currently in service. The next two lines to go into service will be the extention of the blue line northeast (2013) and the north commuter line (purple) in 2012. It is still unclear how far north it will go, as there is some debate by Mooresville/other about funding stations.

Large version is here:

And finally, a few construction webcams:


210 Trade/Epicenter/Aloft Hotel (can also see Ritz-Carlton and BofA site:

Royal Court (which gives a good view of part of uptown. You can see Nascar, Wachovia, and Catalyst)

KevinFromTexas Mar 12, 2008 4:43 AM

Are there any renderings or construction pictures of that new 764 footer?

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:12 PM

Here is an older rendering, its from the drawing set. Sorry about the quality, it is a little grainy.

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:19 PM

Pictures from January. A little old, but you can see the progess. The hole they dug was 20 Stories into the ground.

BTW, Wachovia 1st Street Tower. The condos have not been started yet. They will be placed on top of the new Mint Museum building going up.

The last one is the entrance to the underground parking garage under the building.

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:20 PM

Sorry for the huge size.

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:23 PM

Color rendering...

VA_Gentleman Mar 27, 2008 10:29 PM

Great updates. I was down at lake Wylie the week before st. patrick's day. I can't believe I forgot my camera.

skeeterific53 Apr 11, 2008 6:54 PM

Crappy cell phone pic of the Nascar Hall of Fame. To the left you can see the Wachovia 1st st. Tower going up quickly.

RockHillJames Apr 29, 2008 3:42 PM

Trump Charlotte?


initiald Apr 29, 2008 5:55 PM

Yeah, there have been rumors about the rendering initially in a full page add in the PGA Wachovia Championship brochure, with the website going live sometime early this morning. Another interesting thing is when I first looked at the website this morning, I remember seeing in the 2nd rendering, a distinctive silhouette of the Westin to the right of the towers. Now the image has been changed. Could this be because of a relocation of were the project will be built?

Pandemonious Apr 29, 2008 6:06 PM

Wow, thats actually kind of sweet. Looks easily a 1000'er without that spire. It looks a little bit like the "filler" buildings that were in Libeskind's WTC plan, but they look more well thought out and I am digging the expressed structural diagrid.. they would probably look somewhat refreshing in Charlotte.

marcus Apr 30, 2008 2:47 AM

WOW! I really hope it becomes a reality! Its stunning! I love it

initiald May 1, 2008 12:25 AM

Charlotte 2012:

VA_Gentleman May 1, 2008 3:12 AM

The Trump buildings look like they were designed by Sir Richard Rogers, does anyone know if this is so?

RockHillJames May 2, 2008 3:28 AM

No, they were done by Little & Associates.

initiald May 2, 2008 12:26 PM

Several parcels of land uptown, which are being freed up by rerouting I-277 ramps, have been sold by the city. Development plans include a hotel and mixed use projects. Here is a video promoting the parcels of land, and include not only great renderings of the Charlotte skyline of the near future, but an idea of what might be done with these parcels of land. Well worth watching:

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