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Charlotte’s Building Boom

Having the biggest residential construction boom that we’ve had in many years- more than two dozen new high-end apartment communities will reshape Charlotte’s skyline and cityscape. A stroll through uptown – or sections of Uptown, South End, Dilworth, and Plaza Midwood are punctuated by the echoes of heavy construction machinery. A historic multi-billion dollar explosion of rental housing is about to dramatically reshape Charlotte in an expansion evolution.

The Charlotte regions growth areas for major transformation continues to be focused in the heart and center of the urban areas in Mecklenburg County- with apartment developments having one of the strongest impacts on the city’s landscape. Over the last couple of years, the focal point of residential development has moved away from the conventional single-family residence that defined Charlotte’s character and toward the newly embraced multifamily projects. Real Data reports that single-family development today is significantly less than multifamily construction.

How this sudden outbreak of development will impact Charlotte will unfold over the coming months and years. While building activity is occurring all over the city, much is concentrated in the city center quarter and the surrounding areas, leaving many of the city’s traditional, character-rich neighborhoods untouched. But the look and feel of areas where the construction is concentrated will change significantly. This historic level of rental housing production is happening in all the right places with convenient access next to transit and jobs this is sure to be a trend celebrated as unequivocally one of the best things that has happened in Charlotte in a long time.


City Planners and developers are now looking at ways to ensure that new construction meets the changing demographics of renters who simply have chosen not to get a mortgage. Apartment amenities are more upscale to continue to compete and attract people who are used to owning. The new developments will offer a broad range of housing to an eclectic mix of people- from a younger population in their 20’s and 30’s; a multiplicity of affluent professionals to empty-nesters looking to downsize to maintenance-free living.

Whatever your new apartment residence checklist encompasses, one of the new projects is sure to transcend your expectations. All of the new property developments seem to engender a common goal- impact the acceleration of growth and success of the Charlotte rental residential market, while catering to the consumer! Below is a list of some of the new apartment developments. *

*Projects in early stages of development will have less information available.

Presley Uptown

Location: 900 East Stonewall Street

Size: 230 units

Height: 5 stories, 2 levels parking


Amenities: Culinary kitchen with granite countertops, mosaic glass tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. Stylish plank flooring throughout living spaces with plush carpet in bedrooms. Relaxing soaking tub with curved shower rod, tranquil balcony, and patio. Spacious layouts with 10’ ceilings and sky-high ceilings in 6th floor apartments. Sky lounge rooftop deck, 24/7 Fitness on Demand, state-of-the-art yoga and CrossFit room.  World-class elevated pool with gorgeous city views. There is a dog run and paw spa.

The Mint

Location: 427 West Trade Street

Size: 177 units

Height: 5 stories, 2 levels parking


Amenities: A Sky Terrace with a striking view of the skyline, flat screen TVs, coffee service in the morning, and a lounge area for cocktails or wine at night. A private saltwater pool area for relaxing or grilling. An intimate courtyard with fire-pit, water feature, and additional grilling areas. An upscale community room with custom kitchen, dining area, pool table, iMac stations and TV lounge. A state-of-the-art fitness center, with yoga classes, personal trainer hours and an online dietician. There will be a guest suite for visitors and a dedicated pet elevator with access to an onsite dog park.

Circa uptown Apartments

Location: 300 South Graham Street

Size: 230 units

Height: 5 stories, 2 levels parking


Amenities: An unrivaled amenity package featuring an aqua lounge, pet spa and bike workshop.

1100 South Boulevard

Location: 1100 South Boulevard

Size: 331 units

Height: 5 stories


Amenities: There are four community courtyards with variable amenities including: A resort style saline pool with Sundeck and Lounging Area, a Zen Garden with tranquil fountain and an outdoor relaxation garden with hammocks and trellises. There is a recreational outdoor courtyard with a Bocce Court and social seating. The courtyards are connected by caves featuring big screen TV’s and a California Cooking Kitchen. There will be a rooftop garden, with a scenic cocktail terrace that has panoramic views of Uptown.

There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, a Pilates room and a functional fitness workout area outside. They also have a cyber business café with Starbucks Coffee with an outdoor sidewalk seating area. They will have a large interactive clubhouse with gourmet demonstration Cooking Kitchen and Fireplace. Wi-Fi is available in all common areas, there is a dog park and the whole community is pet friendly. Also a big screen outdoor TV with surround sound speaker system, wine fridge and lounge seating. They will have valet trash service, secured bike storage and complimentary cruiser bikes.

Mercury NoDa

Location: 609 East 36th Street

Size: 241 units

Height: 4 stories


Amenities: 24-hour fitness center with yoga room, clubhouse and lounges featuring local artwork, heated pool with outdoor grills, TV and covered cabanas, cyber café, demonstration kitchen, billiards table, gated and controlled-access parking. It will be pet-friendly including a pet wash station.

The village at commonwealth

Location: Morningside Drive

Size: 401 units

Amenities: This is a whole new kind of apartment living, featuring all the amenities of an urban location but with much more space to live & play. All the modern conveniences you want are here: saltwater pool with tanning shelf, sauna & steam room, resident garden plots, dog parks, walk-in showers, outdoor kitchens, tons of parking options & more.

SkyHouse I & II

Location: Block of N. Church, 9th at 10th Streets

Size: 336 units

Height: 24 stories


Amenities: SkyHouse Towers will feature a club room, fitness area, pool and outdoor plazas on the buildings 23rd floor. There will be a 24-hour concierge and Wi-Fi throughout the common areas. There is controlled access parking garage.

Apartments at NC Music Factory

Location: Seaboard Street

Size: 205 units

Height: 4 stories

Amenities: A negative-edge pool, hot tubs, outdoor grills and balconies with skyline views. And, of course, the site is within walking distance of the Music Factory, which includes bars, restaurants and performance venues such as Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, The Fillmore and The Comedy Zone.

Crescent Dilworth

Location: 1400 Harding Place

Size: 296 units

Height: 5 stories, 2 levels parking


Amenities: Elegant, chef-inspired kitchens with wood cabinetry, large islands, granite countertops and white subway tile backsplash. GE® stainless steel ENERGY STAR® appliances with side-by-side refrigerator and built-in glass top range. Washer and dryers come in all apartments; high efficiency front load in select apartments. Wood-style plank flooring. Satin nickel hardware, lighting and fixtures for a modern luxury feel. Spacious walk-in closets. Nine and ten-foot ceilings. Eight-foot French doors leading out to private patio terraces. There will be a lap pool, athletic club, CrossFit gym, yoga studio, bicycle repair center and bike storage, and a seventh-floor terrace.

Camden Gallery

Location: 100 West Boulevard

Size: 323 units

Height: 5 stories


Amenities: Gradual entry saltwater pool with expansive entertainment, lounging & grilling areas. Rooftop terrace with Uptown and stadium views. High endurance fitness zone with flex workout studio. Virtual trainer and yoga studio. Bike workshop & controlled access bike storage. e-lounge with Wi-Fi, Mac and PC options. Resident game lounge with billiards & flat screen TVs. Rentable Club Room. Paw Spa pet grooming lounge and a unleashed Bark Park with controlled access. Beautiful courtyards with cozy seating on ground level. Electrical car charging stations. Fireside retreat. 24hr Emergency maintenance. Controlled access building. Front door trash pickup service & recycling programs. Professional, friendly management team. Planned social gatherings. Smoke free community and Wi-Fi in public areas.

The Gibson

Location: 1000 Central Avenue

Size: 250 units

Height: 5 stories Website:

Amenities:  Cabana style pool with sun shelf, posh outdoor sporting and recreation area. There will be swanky courtyard with fire pit and grilling stations. A lounge inspired clubhouse with state of the art kitchen, stately bar lounge with billiards with dual-faced gas fireplace and TV gallery. There will be an exclusive fitness studio with CrossFit and yoga complements. They will also have an onsite event stylist and urban lifestyle resident socials.

central living at carson Townhomes

Location: Carson Blvd. at South Tryon St.

Size: 11 units

Height: 4 stories

Amenities: Fourth floor rooftop terraces with amazing skyline views, Easy access to I-277 and I-77, less than a mile from Bank of America Stadium, BB&T Ballpark and other Uptown attractions for sporting events and concerts.

Solis Dilworth

Location: Morehead Street at Kenilworth Avenue

Size: 184 units

Height: 5 stories


Amenities: Central courtyard and pool along with poolside cabanas and grills along with a fitness center and a game room.

Euclid at Lexington

Location: Euclid at Lexington Avenues

Size: 180-200 units

Height: 3 – 4 stories

Amenities: Euclid Apartments will have a rooftop amenity space, four private courtyards, and a fitness center.

LOFT 135

Location: 135 West Morehead Street

Size: 298 units

Height: 6-7 stories, 2 levels parking


Amenities: Sitting lounge, business center, gaming lounge with pool table and poker table, community kitchen in lounge with dining table to seat 8, 2-story fitness center, bike storage, dog wash, resort-style pool, and an outdoor courtyard.

1305 Central Avenue Apartments

Location: 1305 Central Avenue

Size: 250 units

Height: 5 stories

Amenities: Rooftop lounge with skyline views. Pool courtyard with grills, fire pit, hammock garden, fitness center, elevators, parking deck, controlled access, dog wash, gear works room (bike repair), walk to retail and restaurants, and units with premium finishes.

Mint Museum Residential

Location: Church Street at Levine Avenue of the Arts

Size: 393 units

Height: 31 stories

225 North Cedar Apartments

Location: 225 North Cedar Street

Size: 82 units

Height: 4 stories, 1 level parking

Ascent Uptown

Location: South Poplar at West Third Streets

Size:  300 units

Height: 33 stories

Dominion Gateway Apartments

Location: West Trade at Irwin Avenue

Size: 300 units

Height: 5 stories

The Dillon

Location: 905 East Kenilworth

Size: 380 units

Height: 6 stories

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