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Design Center Tower - 25 Stories in South End

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On 12/13/2015 at 7:44 PM, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Frankly I've never expected this project to happen.

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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On April 1, 2016 at 3:46 PM, mpretori said:

Update on this? 

Nope. Lots of things going on behind the scenes with the Design Center of the Carolinas as a whole. Lots of different uses being considered for the entire project. The Parking Deck will be the first of a lot of coming announcements. Retail, Hotel, Residential, lots of things going on.

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Quick question-- once you build a parking deck, how hard is it to build a tower on top of it years later?  Is it something you have to plan for from the beginning from a structural standpoint like the Portman tower above the Westin parking lot?  (They built the parking deck so a tower could be added later).  Or can you work around it?

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It's not hard if it's planned for. The problem is that it often means spending a lot of up-front money for excessive structure (heavier steel, deeper foundation, etc) for a future project that may never exist. 

Parking deck column layouts are also notoriously incompatible with the layouts of actual useful (ie, not car parking) space, so extra care has to be taken to manage that structural challenge. Habitable spaces are not well designed if they use a parking space's 9'x18' module.

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15 minutes ago, tozmervo said:

It's not hard if it's planned for. The problem is that it often means spending a lot of up-front money for excessive structure (heavier steel, deeper foundation, etc) for a future project that may never exist. 

Parking deck column layouts are also notoriously incompatible with the layouts of actual useful (ie, not car parking) space, so extra care has to be taken to manage that structural challenge. Habitable spaces are not well designed if they use a parking spaces 9'x18' module.

Pete Verna did it, and nearly two decades later we have a rather unattractive Hyatt Place.

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It is to note that this parking deck will be a stand alone. The hotel and apartment portions will be on a different lot. 

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On 4/6/2016 at 9:49 AM, Miesian Corners said:

Pete Verna did it, and nearly two decades later we have a rather unattractive Hyatt Place.

Wasn't the maternity ward on top of the presby deck constructed years after?

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Looks great!  I wouldn't mind more of an outdoor courtyard look to connect the two structures.  Would allow for Camden's retail development to leak out to the surrounding streets.  This would require eliminating that parking lot that sits in the middle.

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10 minutes ago, alb1no panther said:

Looks great!  I wouldn't mind more of an outdoor courtyard look to connect the two structures.  Would allow for Camden's retail development to leak out to the surrounding streets.  This would require eliminating that parking lot that sits in the middle.

Thats what I as planning :-)

 

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I hate to be that guy to bump a thread with no information. But I just randomly came across an article talking about this and was wondering if there was any new news. I completely forgot this project existed.

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They are building a parking garage I think for Design Center tenants that ironically blocks the view of many of the new Helix townhomes. Since this tower is proposed on the parking lot that would seem a logical first step and the garage is almost complete. Here is a photo I took last weekend. (I was checking out the townhomes there under construction)

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Man did they build that deck quickly and quietly. And yeah this is phase 1 of the overall RAM design center development

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2 minutes ago, QCT1401 said:

Has there been any traction on the planned high rise next the this garage at the Design Center?  I was walking around this area recently and can't help but think about how awesome this section of Southend could be.  There is a ton of potential in the lots across from the design center right on Camden.  This area could truly be special if executed well.  Plus, I'm a sucker for neon signs - like the one Superica has put up outside their new spot.

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More plans will start to trickle out once the capacity issue is fixed

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I’m obviously out of the loop with this but can anyone tell me what exactly is happening with Design Center? Retail? I’m just overly confused. 

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11 hours ago, Jayvee said:

Can’t believe anything other than Google was said 

ok, so I googled this and didn't find crap.  

I also come to this site to see development news rather than having to do random internet searches.  

 

so carry on with the completely unnecessary snark. 

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I took the random comment as a suggestion that Google was leasing space...hmmmmm... maybe it was snark...

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36 minutes ago, atlrvr said:

I took the random comment as a suggestion that Google was leasing space...hmmmmm... maybe it was snark...

haha, lots of snark, no google. I just feel the reason these threads exist is to read and find out about a project. Asking for someone to summarize something complicated is a little silly.

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