Charlotte construction firm upfits 1930s-era hangar for new office

Char­lotte gen­er­al con­trac­tor Edi­fice Inc. recent­ly made a move from one adap­tive-reuse office space to anoth­er in South End.

Edi­fice relo­cat­ed this week from the for­mer Coca-Cola bot­tling plant on West More­head Street to the build­ing at 4111 South Blvd., a struc­ture built as two air­plane hangars in the 1930s. The 20,000-square-foot build­ing was dis­man­tled and moved in 1955 to its cur­rent loca­tion in the Sca­ley­bark part of South End, where it has since housed a crane-rental com­pa­ny, a tile shop and a box­ing gym.

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10 Tryon is picking up steam again with some big changes

The project, as pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed, will con­sist of two phas­es of office, retail and a Pub­lix. The first phase will con­sist of near­ly 90,000 square feet of of Class A office space.

What I love about it is that it stays true to the North Try­on vision. It’s not gigan­tic, the mass­ing aligns per­fect­ly with the Sky­house build­ings, the archi­tec­ture is unique and col­or­ful — and most of all, it’s inter­est­ing.

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Ten Tryon to add ‘non-corporate’ office space, full-service grocer to uptown


A project set to break ground next year could help cat­alyze momen­tum in north­ern uptown, which has lagged in devel­op­ment as the rest of cen­ter city booms.

A mixed-use devel­op­ment called 10 Try­on, led by David Fur­man of Cen­tro City­works and Charles Camp­bell of Flag­ship Cap­i­tal Part­ners, is planned for 631 N. Try­on St., between Ninth and 10th streets — a 1.4-acre site adja­cent to Sky­House Uptown. Cen­tro and Flag­ship are under con­tract to pur­chase the prop­er­ty.

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Axiom’s New Promotion

Axiom Archi­tec­ture is excit­ed to announce the pro­mo­tion of Matt Brown to Asso­ciate.  Matt is a licensed archi­tect, an AIA mem­ber, and a val­ued leader at Axiom for near­ly 4 years.

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Camden is managing to fit quality townhomes on an awkward piece of land near Uptown

One of my favorite type of projects right now are infill town­home projects. Projects in South End like Helix, Lumi­na and Cen­tral Liv­ing at Car­son are fan­tas­tic uses of small or odd land and I love that they con­tin­ue to pop­up in the area.

Enter: Cam­den. Last year the city sold the plot of land in between Cam­den Grand­view and I-277 for $4.1 mil­lion and now Cam­den has acquired the land and plans to devel­op rental town­homes.

The land is incred­i­bly awk­ward and I give major props to Cam­den for inte­grat­ing a res­i­den­tial project in with their exist­ing apart­ment build­ing (all the while mak­ing sure they main­tain their views at Cam­den Grand­view).

Cam­den is doing some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent here than the oth­er town­home com­mu­ni­ties. Apart from being on awk­ward land, these are going to be for rent. No word on pric­ing yet though.

The project will con­sist of 28 well-designed town­homes rang­ing from one to three bed­rooms. There are around five dif­fer­ent floor plans and each one will be four floors with a two car garage and their own unique set of fea­tures. I spoke with Will Smith (not the actor, but that would be cool) who is the devel­op­ment man­ag­er at Cam­den and he told me about some of the cool­er fea­tures.

One of the floor plans will have a top floor enter­tain­ment focused space com­plete with a dumb­wait­er direct­ly to the kitchen. I par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoy this one. Need some ice in the enter­tain­ment area, send it up to a friend from the kitchen, so cool. Oth­ers will have an ele­va­tor and ter­race space.

Don’t be con­cerned over the 277 and South Boule­vard noise as I have been assured there will be heavy sound­proof­ing incor­po­rat­ed into each town­home. The 28 town­home own­ers will also have access to Cam­den Grandview’s ameni­ties.

There will also be 1,700 square feet of pub­lic plaza space con­nect­ing the rail trail/Carson sta­tion to this project.
Look for con­struc­tion to start this fall and wrap up ear­ly 2018 (16 month con­struc­tion sched­ule).

South Boule­vard improve­ment notes: The exist­ing left turn lane off 277 will be con­vert­ed into a left turn AND straight lane. There will also be a new left hand turn lane head­ing into the devel­op­ment (going north on South Blvd).

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Here’s what’s coming to the Pepsi site on the light rail line — New Bern Station

You’ve undoubt­ed­ly been by the Pep­si site, locat­ed at New Bern and South Boule­vard.
It’s an old Pep­si bot­tling plant that’s been here since 1938.

Soon, how­ev­er, the past will make way for the future as more apart­ments are mak­ing their way to South End. This project is dif­fer­ent than most in South End, how­ev­er — thought­ful­ly designed, well inten­tioned with its his­to­ry and fea­tur­ing tons of retail. That makes this project a vast­ly supe­ri­or prod­uct to most of the under­whelm­ing projects we are used to see­ing in South End.

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High-end Apartment Development in Fort Mill breaks ground

A high-end rental com­mu­ni­ty is now under con­struc­tion in Fort Mill.

Miller-Valen­tine Group, which estab­lished a Char­lotte office in ear­ly 2015, broke ground on Beck­ett Farms this week. The upscale, 280-unit devel­op­ment, near the inter­sec­tion of Gold Hill Road and Inter­state 77, will include one-, two- and three-bed­room apart­ments. The first phase is expect­ed to be deliv­ered by May 2017.

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2016 Charlotte Center City Partners Vision Award for 1616 Center

1616 Cen­ter

For rais­ing the bar on archi­tec­tur­al design, street lev­el acti­va­tion and the mar­ket for extreme mixed-use.  The 1616 Cen­ter has led the wave of pro­vid­ing much need­ed office devel­op­ment and strength­en­ing South End as an employ­ment cen­ter and a more com­plete and bal­anced urban neigh­bor­hood.

Recip­i­ents:  Mike Har­rell, Bea­con Part­ners; David Fur­man, Cen­tro City­Works; Steve Bar­ton and Ryan Trim­ble, Axiom Archi­tec­ture; Eric Laster, Edi­fice