A new high-rise is planned in South End, the first since the ‘pink building’

This South End site will be home to a new high-rise, if approved.
This South End site will be home to a new high-rise, if approved.

A real estate development company is planning a high-rise residential tower in South End, according to rezoning documents recently filed with the city of Charlotte.

Florida-based Ram Realty Advisors is planning to build a tower at the corner of Doggett and Hawkins streets, near the Design Center of the Carolinas. The vacant lot is small, about 1/3rd of an acre. It’s next to a recently opened parking deck and across from the new Helix townhouses.

The rezoning plans show that the building would be up to 165 feet tall, or roughly 15 stories, including a taller base level that would include 9,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. The new garage next door would provide parking.

The building would contain up to 72 residences.

Rachell Russell, a former Grubb Properties executive who now works for Ram Realty, didn’t return a message seeking more information.

The site is owned by Asana Partners, which bought the Design Center for $42.7 million last year.

Charlotte City Council will hold hearings and vote on the proposed high-rise in the coming months. The building would be the first new residential tower built outside of uptown Charlotte since the 23-story Arlington (better known as the “pink building”) condominiums opened in 2003.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo