Hotel, rooftop restaurant coming to old Park condo building

Rendering of new mixed use development

So the rumors are true. Just in time for the DNC, the old Park condo building (that’s the shell of a building in Second Ward near the NASCAR HOF) is being redeveloped into a grand mixed-use facility. Plans announced by Small Brothers, LLC, call for ground-level retail, 67 luxury (aren’t they all?) condos, a Hyatt Place hotel, and a rooftop restaurant. Here’s more information, straight from the release:

“We are excited to be bringing this type of development and unique project design to the Charlotte market,” said Bud Balsom, Vice-President of Business Development for Small Brothers.

Full-scale luxury living in Center City, the development on Caldwell Street uptown will feature Charlotte’s only rooftop restaurant, valet parking, hotel amenities, 24/7 concierge, fitness club, clubroom, and rooftop pool.  The 9,000 square foot rooftop restaurant includes indoor/outdoor seating with private dining, outdoor lounge and “Sky Bar” with walls that open up to the roof area, which includes the pool and sun deck in 7,800 square feet of open space walkways, green roof and seating areas. Charlotte’s only rooftop restaurant will provide spectacular 360-degree views overlooking the skyline for the ultimate in Center City living.

Hyatt has approved the new development and the plans call for a 172-room Hyatt Place Hotel.  Included are a 10th Floor “Sky Lobby” for guest check in and guest services, dining, E-Room, gallery, and guest kitchen. Ground level valet parking will be available for hotel guests. The new building will be 22 stories (296 feet) and 383,725 gross square feet. Approximately 2,600 square feet of ground floor retail will be at the corner of 3rd and Caldwell Streets.  There will be 187 parking spaces that will encompass 81,610 square feet and occupy Levels 2 -6. Boykin + Prospera, with offices in Pittsburgh and Huntersville, have been selected to jointly manage the hotel and building.

The 67 condominium homes range from 800 square feet for one-bedroom homes to 3,800 square feet for rooftop penthouses. The condominium homes are extraordinarily spacious with wide plank floors, gas cooktops, designer appliances and natural stone countertops.

A demonstration kitchen and wet bar, fitness center, roof top pool, game/activity room are available for residents. A dedicated storage area for residents has been created on ground floor. Provided parking for homeowners will include one space for one bedroom condos and two spaces for two-three bedroom condos.

The project is scheduled to be finished in August 2012, just in time for you-know-what.

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