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Ghazi's ~17 story SouthPark condo tower

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It's been reported on another forum that Ghazi has filed a rezoning petition for 3 acres on Fairview Rd for a 16-17 story condo tower near Piedmont Town Center. The rendering posted looks remniscent of Avenue. I'd post a link, but I don't think it'd be kosher to link one forum to another. Anybody else heard of this?

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It's been reported on another forum that Ghazi has filed a rezoning petition for 3 acres on Fairview Rd for a 16-17 story condo tower near Piedmont Town Center. The rendering posted looks remniscent of Avenue. I'd post a link, but I don't think it'd be kosher to link one forum to another. Anybody else heard of this?

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that is a cool looking tower buuuut who wants all those surface lots??? i would much rather see a deck connected to the condo on the back side then you would not have to use the entire 3 acres

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Would it be ok to just name the Forum so we can go check it out ourselves? If you feel uncomfortable with this, would you send the info in a PM?

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Maybe there will be retail. Maybe this is an early design. Maybe it's not even real. Who knows??

UP done been scooped.

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It is a nice looking tower, but I agree the parking situation is pretty bad. Hopefully that is something that can can phased out over time.

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here's a photo of the house they propose to preserve and move to the front of the site. Very cool! never even noticed this place on Fairview, it's owner is listed as "Little House on the Prairie, LLC"?

All I can say is, PRIMO skyline view from the 17th floor if this project gets approved and built! I'll take it!

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PH112137.JPG

here's a photo of the house they propose to preserve and move to the front of the site. Very cool! never even noticed this place on Fairview, it's owner is listed as "Little House on the Prairie, LLC"?

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Wow. When I first looked at the site plan, my initial thought was; "hey, why didn't he put in a garage and then front Fairview with retail?"

Then I read the rezoning petition:

"Maximum building height shall be 40 feet. The maximum building height may be increased above 40 feet providing the side and rear yards are increased one foot for every 10 feet of building height increased over 40 feet. Petitioner is providing 20' of additional sideyard and rearyard to allow for a maximum building height of 240'.

I know that helps with keeping buildings in scale with the things around them, but also provides a pretty big standoff from the street and adjacent buildings.

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Well why not add a parking garage to the building and use the "extra" space as open/park space.

Besides that little issue, it looks like a very visually pleasing building.

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Where exactly is this along Fairview? I am unsure of where Wntercrest is, and I live right behind the mall.

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^ Wintercrest is on the north side of Fairview just to the west of the Park South intersection.

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^ Wintercrest is on the north side of Fairview just to the west of the Park South intersection.

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Hm - I noticed the for sale signs on those properties last year, but this is a bit more ambitious of a project than what I expected would be there (more 3-5 story brick midrises similar to its neighbors and across Fairview).

With all the dense residential development on Fairview the traffic situation at the Park/Tyvola intersection will go from bad to worse pretty quickly. I wonder if there are any proposals to improve that along with these projects.

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Was this the ASID designer house a few years ago?

A coupe of thoughts......why not just go for a MUDD(CD) rezoning...instead of going with one that restricts FAR's and leads to this hideous design?

If FARs weren't an issue, then he could line fairview with townhouses screening a deck.....I can't imagine someone living in a tower and walking 600' to their parking spot.

As proposed, I hope this is not approved/built.

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Townhomes screening the parking garage would actually be an interesting idea.

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I live in Southpark and honestly have no clue what a slightly taller building will add to the area other than a monstous parking lot. This part of the city is based off retail as much as it is offices and condos and is probably the most diverse part of the city in that sense considering there's no retail uptown and limited office space in Southend. Why should we jepordize those elements of apeal that could differentiate us from other mall centered retail/office zones (Tyson's Corner DC's treeless desert dominated by sprawling highways awkwardly placed buildings, and a shopping mall) for a tall building that will be a perpetual eyesore. We need more medium sized mixed use development that will cover acreage with quality buildings and trees instead of giant parking lots juxtaposed with tall towers.

For the sake of the city, Southpark, and myself I hope this project never makes it.

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I agree, I don't like this. When we talk about Charlotte avoiding the mistakes that Atlanta has made, I think this is a perfect example. This is exactly what you'd find in Atlanta, and what we should be avoiding here.

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i am excited for this tower. It is another development that will promote density. I do hope there is not a massive parking lot but increasing the desnity of charlotte is a good thing. i would much prefer this development in south park than in ballantyne

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