Thursday, February 19, 2015

Crescent Uptown architect posts more details on project

Uptown is set to soon see its first Whole Foods, along with 450 more upscale Crescent apartments. Now, the project's architect, The Preston Partnership, has posted some more details about the project's bells and whistles online.

The company's official project description is on its website. Here are the highlights:
  • "The 3.6 acre site includes a 12-story, 116 unit apartment tower over 9 levels of parking, and a 5-story, 332 unit, type IIIA wood frame apartment building, over a shared 2 level parking and retail podium. Crescent Charlotte Uptown offers residents every convenience with over 15,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, anchored by Charlotte’s first vertically integrated Whole Foods Market at 47,000 square feet."
  • "Amenities include a stunning saltwater swimming pool with a mixture of private cabanas, outdoor living spaces, fireplaces and outdoor media. The bottom floor of the high rise features a contemporary clubroom for entertaining and social events, a tech lounge with multiple computer stations, and an adjacent amenity building features a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room, and an outdoor kitchen with grilling stations. Perched atop the 12 story tower, residents have access to a spacious amenity terrace with panoramic views of uptown Charlotte."
The project is also supposed to include two hotels with 300 to 400 rooms total. Crescent Communities has said it's still negotiating with hotel groups and will announce the hotels later. The company is also buying the adjacent parcel, currently home to Club Caviar, as part of the project.


Anonymous said...

More apartments, great because there just aren't enough around South End. What a waste, and what a joke.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the apartment boom is unique to Charlotte or happening in other cities.
And even though there are some small condo projects that local builders are bringing to market, its crazy that all these natl and regional developers w backing by institutional investment dollars still prefer apartments.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:06 - Apparently you aren't paying attention to the demand for urban living in and around center city. Having been a landlord in this area the demand is there. If one tenant moves out, I've had no problem leasing up another before that tenant even moves out. Most people moving here want this kind of urban lifestyle and having a development with it's own light rail stop on top of a Whole Foods only makes it that much more appealing

Anonymous said...

to 11:38 - The demand for urban living doesn't surprise me but that its yet another apartment project does. But its not my money on the line so whatever.

Anonymous said...

I can't even believe that people are mad they're building apartments in uptown. Like this is Charlotte's DOWNTOWN. Of course they aren't building single family homes lol

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