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Mixed-use building coming to Charlotte's South End

Carson South End is a 31-story development that promises on-site restaurants and retail, along with 100 housing units, a luxury hotel, and office space.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A new 31-story building is coming to Charlotte's South End, promising a mix of housing and business on its land.

In a joint announcement on Tuesday, Crescent Communities and Nuveen Real Estate announced land had been closed on for Carson South End, billed as a mixed-use development at the intersection of East Carson Boulevard and South Tryon Street. Carson South End promises easy access to public transit, shopping, dining, and highway travel from its location for both residents and business employees situated between Uptown and the South End.

“With Carson South End, connectivity is at the core of this exciting and transformative new opportunity,” said Sagar Rathie, Managing Director of Office at Crescent Communities’ Commercial business unit. “Office employees, hotel guests, apartment residents, and pedestrians will all find community within the eclectic mix of green space, restaurants, and amenities planned for this highly integrated mixed-use community.”

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The new development will sit on three acres and offer space for offices, retail, restaurants, an apartment community, and a luxury hotel. Crescent and Nuveen say Carson South End will host 560,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail space. A 200-key luxury hotel is also in development with ABC Investments & Management, and more than 100 multifamily housing units are included.

The announcement notes easy access for transportation as well; Carson South End is expected to offer easy access to both I-77 and I-277 for drivers, while the LYNX Blue Line Station on Carson Boulevard is within walking distance.

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The South End is seeing a boom in growth as businesses expand their footprint in the Queen City. However, some legacy businesses are being affected by the growth. Charlotte's Midnight Diner will be moving Uptown from its current location, which is near the planned Carson South End development and where three total buildings will soon rise.

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