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Retail, restaurants and a boutique hotel are planned for South End

South End "Vision Plan" Takes Shape

Community members gathered at a city meeting to discuss the "Vision Plan" for the future of South End at Triple C Brewing Tuesday evening. There were interactive exhibits, live poetry and even a small game show to promote the plan.
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Community members gathered at a city meeting to discuss the "Vision Plan" for the future of South End at Triple C Brewing Tuesday evening. There were interactive exhibits, live poetry and even a small game show to promote the plan.

Two midrise office buildings with retail and restaurants are planned for a major corner in South End.

Spectrum Companies said Friday it plans to develop the 5-acre site, which will also have a boutique hotel of about 17 stories, event space and a pedestrian plaza at the corner of South Tryon Street and Carson Boulevard.

“We want it to become a destination for South End,” said Chief Operating Officer Steve McClure.

Spectrum, which opened Kimpton Tryon Park on South Tryon Street in uptown last fall, is seeking approval to rezone some of the site from industrial to a transit-oriented development zone, he said.

If that approval is granted, Spectrum hopes to break ground during the first quarter of next year, McClure said.

He added that Spectrum is still figuring out cost estimates for the project.

The two office buildings will be about eight stories tall, similar to Beacon Partner’s RailYard development and Dimensional Fund Advisors building where Common Market once stood.

Those newer developments aim to break the South End apartment mold of five-story, city block-long boxes, with big parking garages facing the sidewalk.

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The new Spectrum development will be a gateway, McClure said, by bridging the high rises of uptown and South End.

Cassie Cope: 704-358-5926, @cassielcope
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