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Work starts on second SkyHouse tower uptown

Rendering of the second SkyHouse tower on the right, under construction next to the first tower. A parking deck with amenities on top is between them.
Rendering of the second SkyHouse tower on the right, under construction next to the first tower. A parking deck with amenities on top is between them.

Work is underway on a second high-rise apartment tower on North Church Street, in a development that could add about 1,000 residents to uptown’s northern edge.

Charlotte-based Grubb Properties and partners Novare Group, and Batson-Cook Development are building SkyHouse II next to the first SkyHouse tower at 10th and Church streets. The first tower has moved in its first tenants and has a grand opening set for Thursday. The second tower will be a mirror image of the first: 336 apartments and 24 floors, with a rooftop deck and amenities such as a pool and grills.

The two apartment towers will share a parking garage, which will have an amenity deck with a tennis court, outdoor seating and pet areas and green spaces on its sixth floor roof. The apartment towers also include retail space. A veterinary clinic has signed on as their first tenant, and the developers are seeking a grocery store.

“SkyHouse Uptown is aimed at millennials who are choosing to rent in urban, infill areas close to work, entertainment and transportation options,” said Jim Borders, president of Novare Group.

Atlanta-based Novare Group and its partners in different cities have built SkyHouse high-rise towers throughout the Southeast, including in Orlando, Atlanta, Houston, Raleigh, Tampa and Nashville. The company has also built SkyHouse towers in Austin, Dallas and Denver.

Charlotte’s SkyHouse is the 11th completed tower. The company has six more towers under development, for a total of 17 SkyHouses.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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