Work chugging ahead on 615 South College as first crane makes appearance

Construction on 615 South College
Construction on 615 South College

South College Street is filled with the sound of construction equipment again, as work ramps up on uptown’s newest office tower.

Portman Holdings has stripped away much of the facade from a parking deck next to the Westin hotel, in preparation for 615 South College. The tower will be built atop the parking deck.

The first crane is now at the site, though a tower crane won’t be up until December. Crews are beefing up the supports under the parking deck, and the building should go vertical pretty quickly once that preliminary work is done.

Completion is set for February 2017. Portman is building the tower on a speculative basis, meaning no tenants have been signed yet.

Here are the stats on the tower:

▪ 19 stories

▪ 370,000 square feet

▪ Likely rent: $33 to $34 per square foot

▪ Total projected cost of $122 million

And check out a video with some pretty cool drone-style shots and renderings (as well as inspirational music).

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo