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22 minutes ago, Brendv7 said:

Where is that? I’ve never noticed it. 

It is under the mainline RR tracks right by BofA Stadium goes near the new practice bubble over to S Cedar St.  It is a heavily  used pedestrian and scooter corridor. 

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3 minutes ago, lancer22 said:

Lmao this is going to be worse than Skyhouse 1 Brevard

This one isn't Apartments guys, its actually Condos.

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10 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Lmao this is going to be worse than Skyhouse 1 Brevard

This one isn't Apartments guys, its actually Condos.

lol we're near the top boys

 

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3 minutes ago, lancer22 said:

lol we're near the top boys

 

Just because someone proposes condos surely does not mean it will built.   Look at 1 Brevard it fell completely apart.  As rental apartments maybe but not sure if the city would approve a tower on that spot maybe they would then you have to get it financed.  

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19 minutes ago, lancer22 said:

Lmao this is going to be worse than Skyhouse

 

I remember Skyhouse 2 starting to go up right before I moved away and everyone seemed excited about it. What happened in the time I was gone? Was there some big controversy?

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Wow, so by looking at the article they want to build a 32 story building on North Smith Street, on a portion of the block bounded by smith, 10th and Graham Streets in Fourth Ward.  The site is behind Garrison at Graham Lofts.  As stated in the article "an elevation depicts several levels of structured parking serving as a podium to the tower with the residence, with the amenity floor on top of the parking."  Would be pleasantly surprised if this happens but highly doubt it. 

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10 minutes ago, Madison Parkitect said:

I remember Skyhouse 2 starting to go up right before I moved away and everyone seemed excited about it. What happened in the time I was gone? Was there some big controversy?

The issue is that they are still not leased up 2 and 4 years after opening and maybe they never will. Also, they sold last fall for substantially less than it would cost to build them.

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33 minutes ago, lancer22 said:

whoops i meant to post all this information on here for free the other day but it was just so far-fetched and in "never gonna happen" territory that i forgot

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1 minute ago, lancer22 said:

The issue is that they are still not leased up 2 and 4 years after opening and maybe they never will. Also, they sold last fall for substantially less than it would cost to build them.

Also, everyone I've known that lived there, hated it, and moved as soon as their lease was up.

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11 minutes ago, lancer22 said:

The issue is that they are still not leased up 2 and 4 years after opening and maybe they never will. Also, they sold last fall for substantially less than it would cost to build them.

Interesting, I would think those would be pretty desirable apartments. Is the problem that, as rick_davis_fan_21 said, that people just hate living there? The location seems good and it's not like we have a surplus of apartments uptown...

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Many people can not build high rise as it is very complicated and of course so is the financing.  Look at the famous flop that 100s of people lost thousands of dollars the 210 Trade Tower at epicenter.  That developer had never built anything over 3-4 stories and people thought he could build a 50 story high rise condo tower.  (I saw the red flags on that one way before it was cancelled) Now if this development groups gets a partner with experience maybe.   Building high rises is not easy and only certain companies could pull it off.    IF this tower is condos good luck with that it wont happen.  Due to building costs thus super high sales price , NC builder liability laws etc high rise condos are just not feasible now in uptown Charlotte.  I do think that there is a market for a few atop a new hotel or two where they could share the amenities.  But a purely high rise condo tower I dont see one in the foreseeable future in uptown. 

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11 minutes ago, Madison Parkitect said:

Interesting, I would think those would be pretty desirable apartments. Is the problem that, as rick_davis_fan_21 said, that people just hate living there? The location seems good and it's not like we have a surplus of apartments uptown...

Anecdotally, I have heard that the apartments are small and not very nice for the price.  I've also heard that there are way too many people living there for the amenities to be of any use.

The location is good, but that area isn't all that great for young people.  You can pay less, get a bigger apartment, and be in arguably a better location if you live in Southend in one of the many stick-built monstrosities that litter the landscape.

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we should seriously start a thread called Unbuilt Charlotte and post photos and renderings of the un built high rises maybe I will start it.  1000 S Tryon Tower, the trump towers, 4 First Union the 80 story building.

what do y'all think?

 

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57 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Also, everyone I've known that lived there, hated it, and moved as soon as their lease was up.

I'm glad I didn't move there. Couldn't afford it alone, but with my roommate we we're pretty close to signing a lease before pinching ourselves and realizing that we could save a hundred or two each by living in Plaza Midwood instead, and frankly enjoy an area with a little more character, no offense to Uptown, I'd love a 4th Ward house. 

One of my coworkers lives there now and says he cant wait to move out. He says it's a combination of the location, the area is still pretty undeveloped, and I think a lot of folks counted on the Publix project to be complete by now, the clientele, a lot of people who otherwise wouldn't live in a place like that thanks to generous rental credit, and the fact they're allowing people to Airbnb their units, or at least will look the other way, and overall lack to maintenance contribute to the lack of appeal.

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2 hours ago, Jayvee said:

whoops i meant to post all this information on here for free the other day but it was just so far-fetched and in "never gonna happen" territory that i forgot

Thanks for this. I rushed to this site after reading the news on the Observer site just hoping to find where someone was saying they knew beforehand. I don't even doubt you did, was just looking for validation of my post from a few days ago. :tw_thumbsup:

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18 minutes ago, jednc said:

Thanks for this. I rushed to this site after reading the news on the Observer site just hoping to find where someone was saying they knew beforehand. I don't even doubt you did, was just looking for validation of my post from a few days ago. :tw_thumbsup:

 

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