Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Second SkyHouse apartment tower planned in uptown Charlotte

Less than two months after developers broke ground for SkyHouse Uptown, a 24-story apartment tower going up at West 10th and North Tryon streets, plans are on the books for a second tower right next to it.

Real estate records show the second tower would go in at West 9th and North Tryon, a parcel currently occupied by the former Day's Inn motel. It would include an expansion of the parking structure planned for the original SkyHouse. The planning remains in its early stages.

The property that would house the second tower has long been one city leaders have hoped to redevelop. It is owned by the Dalton family and is being leased to Hospitality Corp. of America through the end of this year, records show. Thornton Kennedy, a spokesman for Novare, the Atlanta-based developer of the first SkyHouse project, said: "All we can say at this point is that we do have that property, which is the former Day's Inn ... under contract, and we are in (due) diligence on a possible second tower on that site."



The first Charlotte SkyHouse project was developed by Novare Group, Batson-Cook Development Co. and Grubb Properties. The $70 million project, with 336 units, marked the 11th SkyHouse tower Novare Group and Batson-Cook have handled around the Southeast. The SkyHouse concept aims to attract young urban office workers.

Charlotte developer Clay Grubb told me recently that given the growing number of apartment-loving millennials flocking to the Queen City, he could easily envision building a second SkyHouse in uptown. Grubb couldn't immediately be reached for comment on the latest SkyHouse project.





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard rumors of this at the end of last year. While not architecturally overwhelming, a 2nd SkyHouse tower is certainly welcome for this side of uptown. That's another 700-800 more residents in one block. Now if they can get a hotel or office tower going on this block.

James Edgar said...

Let me guess - 500-900 sq ft units, for $3,000-$5,000 a month, right?

Anonymous said...

Not even close James Edgar... Look at SkyHouse Atlanta for what would be comparable rates. 1-Bedrooms start at $1130: http://www.apartments.com/Georgia/Atlanta/Skyhouse-Midtown/885185

Anonymous said...

Retail and a Publix please.

Anonymous said...

Retail and a Publix would be awesome!!!! Also, more local restaurants with outdoor seating... Uptown also needs more attractions in and around Uptown to lure people into the city's core....

Anonymous said...

Retail and a Publix would be awesome!!!! Also, more local restaurants with outdoor seating... Uptown also needs more attractions in and around Uptown to lure people into the city's core....

Anonymous said...

I like to see the good in things but could they not have made the exterior more pleasing to the eye? Smh

Anonymous said...

I reside opposite the new tower, and while it's a relief to actually have something built and bring people to this end of downtown, I'm not convinced a second "clone" is a particularly good choice for that corner, it's already the same desiign as the Catalyst at S Tryon and while it's clearly cheaper for the developer it makes me think of housing estates back in the UK, I hope the orientation will be at right angle to the existing tower. Surely for a prime site a little more diversity would have been considered.....I can only hope that a Publix might make up for that.

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