Massive 8-story mixed-use development coming to the corner of S. Tryon and West Boulevard

Common Square, an 8-story mixed-use development from Beacon Partners, is coming to the corner of S. Tryon Street and West Boulevard.

The site is bounded by West Boulevard, Tryon, Hawkins and the future Wilmore Park. It’s is the current site of Sauceman’s but don’t panic; the barbecue restaurant is relocating to a bigger space.

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Beacon Partners to redevelop key intersection near South End

The intersection of South Tryon Street and West Boulevard in Wilmore, and the current home of Sauceman’s, will soon be redeveloped with a mixed-use project.

Charlotte developer Beacon Partners said early Wednesday that it will develop an eight-story, 130,000-square-foot office building with 10,000 square feet of retail on the first floor in addition to multifamily units, potentially a boutique hotel and a large outdoor plaza connecting West Boulevard to the future Wilmore Centennial Park.

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4-level luxury townhomes with elevators and rooftop terraces are renting for $3,800+ on South Boulevard

Camden Grandview unveiled the first wave of its new luxury townhome development with a grand opening over the weekend.

The project adds 28 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes to the formerly vacant property adjacent to the existing Camden Grandview apartment community.

You’ve probably seen it under construction at the South Boulevard bridge over I-277 just outside Uptown.

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LMC’s apartment division to build first SC complex in Charleston


One of the nation’s largest home builders is planning a huge new apartment development on Charleston’s upper peninsula, its first in South Carolina.

Miami-based Lennar’s LMC apartment division recently bought 2.82 acres at 1304, 1312 and 1330 Meeting St. from the owners of Charleston’s Marine

and Rigging for nearly $10.5 million, according to Charleston County land records.

The developer plans to build 303 units in an eight-story structure, said Jeff Harris, division president of Charlotte-based LMC.

The building will include two ground floors of retail and commercial space with public courtyards. Higher tiers of the structure will offer private courtyards for residents, Harris said. The parking deck is three levels. The building’s design provides some apartment units from the ground up while others are above parking and commercial space.

The project does not have a name yet.

“We still have some branding exercises to do,” Harris said.

The tract, just north of Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano, sits where Morrison Drive meets Meeting Street Road. The hardware business, owned by brother and sister Skip Sawin and Jessica Sage, moved to Truxtun Avenue on the former Charleston naval base in North Charleston earlier this year.

Sawin sold a 1.64-acre tract for $6.1 million while his sister sold two smaller adjoining parcels totalling 1.18 acres for $4.394 million. Combined, that comes out to about $3.7 million an acre.

Construction could begin as early as next summer, Harris said.

LMC operates in 51 communities in 17 states, according to its website.

The proposed development is one of many others marching up the peninsula, along King, Meeting, Huger and Brigade streets and other areas north and south of the Ravenel Bridge ramps.

Name set for high-profile South End project as it moves toward completion



LMC’s mixed-use apartment community will be known as Bradham at New Bern Station.

That moniker is a nod to the 5.2-acre site’s history. It once housed the first Pepsi bottling franchise — and New Bern resident Caleb Bradham created Pepsi-Cola.

“We kept coming back to the historical significance,” says Jeff Harris, division president of the Carolinas for LMC.

LMC, the multifamily arm of national homebuilder Lennar (NYSE: LEN), is developing that project.

It purchased two parcels for nearly $18 million in 2016. Harris declined to share total cost for the project, instead saying that it was a significant investment.

The 432-apartment complex will feature a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

 It is slated to open in early 2019.

“Things always come up, but we’re highly confident we’ll have our first tenants in early February,” Harris says.

It also will have 25,500-square feet of street-level retail space, which will open on a rolling basis.

In total, plans call for 15,000 square feet to be dedicated to restaurants, and another 10,000 square feet to be focused on retail.

“We look for a number of things our residents will perceive as beneficial and make them want to live there,” he says.

To date, restaurateur Rob Duckworth has announced plans for a restaurant there. A new concept from the ownership of Inizio Pizza Napoletana is also planned.

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Axiom’s Ashley Damiano to present at Symposium in Paris

Axiom Architecture is proud to announce that Ashley Damiano will be speaking at the upcoming Design Modeling Symposium in Paris next week. The event is held each year as a platform to explore the relationship between humans and data generated from computational design in the environment of Architecture, Engineering, and Art. She will be presenting her research which focuses on the use of real-time weather data for specific locations to analyze high-rise building forms with regard to collection of wind-driven rain on vertical surfaces. See the link below to find more information on this exciting event.

Luxury multifamily project by Miller-Valentine Group opening this week

The first luxury multifamily development by the Charlotte office of Miller-Valentine Group is opening this week.

Beckett Farms, at 1111 Gennett Circle near the intersection of Gold Hill Road and Interstate 77 in Fort Mill, will open with an event at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The 280-unit development broke ground last summer.

Charles Rulick, vice president of multifamily development at Miller-Valentine, said in a statement that, with Beckett Farms, the firm hoped to combine modern apartment living with a prime Fort Mill location, which is surrounded by a creek and wooded area.

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Wood Partners starting construction at Brevard and 25th Streets in Charlotte

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An Atlanta-based developer is kicking off construction on new apartments next to the Blue Line light rail extension, in the Optimist Park neighborhood near NoDa.

Wood Partners has closed on its acquisition of a 2.3-acre site, paying more than $5.3 million for land at 25th and Brevard streets. That’s next to the 25th Street light rail station, set to start passenger service by March 2018. The site is currently used as a truck yard.

The company is building a 261-unit apartment building, which has yet to be named. Wood Partners expects to complete the apartments by early 2019. Amenities will include a saltwater pool, lounge, game room and public kitchen area for residents.