SKYE Condominiums Provides 360°View UptownApril 26, 2011 10:15 pm
Small Brothers Charlotte, LLC announces their new uptown mixed-use development located at Caldwell and Third Streets will now have a new name. SKYE Condominiums will be the namesake for the city’s only building to house a hotel, 67 residential condominiums and a rooftop restaurant. SKYE Condominiums was chosen as the name because the building will provide spectacular 360° views overlooking the skyline for the ultimate in Center City living. SKYE Condominiums reflects the unique SKYE Lobby and the 22- story rooftop restaurant, the first and only rooftop restaurant in Charlotte.
The SKYE has added full service valet parking to its list of luxury amenities. Residents and guests will experience the ease of driving up, handing off their keys and walking into uptown’s unique residence, hotel and rooftop restaurant and pool, all under one roof.
“Using the name SKYE Condominiums fully captures the scope of this project. The ease of living uptown with access to dining and entertainment plus having valet service, amenities and a hotel all under one roof will make the SKYE a destination for residents and visitors,” said Bud Balsom, Vice-President of Business Development for Small Brothers.
The approximately 8,000 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 approximately 7,800 square feet of open space walkways, green roof and seating areas.
The hotel’s SKYE Lobby is on the 10th floor with guest check in and guest services.
Its décor is inspired from the architecture, with a small nod to Art Deco. With bold, linear symmetry, contrasting colors and elegant modernism, the feature walls are beveled mirror tiles, surrounded by Crema Marfil arches. Art will have a prominent place in the SKYE Lobby with numerous sculptures commissioned by local artists. The completely separate amenities for residents and hotel guests will also be located on the 10th floor. The Grand Lobby, located on the first floor, has a two story grand entrance and is welcoming with strong contrast in colors and creative use of light. The design details are purposefully timeless, yet contemporary, with stone flooring and wall panels with wood accent panels. Classic imported marble and granite is used. Elevator doors are etched stainless steel in a custom pattern, with warm walnut wood trimming. Five elevator banks will service the building.
“This will be something brand new and exciting that Charlotte has been waiting for,” said Shane McDevitt, principal of real estate firm The McDevitt Agency, representing the developer. “It’s not just another condo building, but true destination lifestyle living– from valet parking your car to dinner and drinks at the rooftop restaurant, then back to your private well-appointed home without ever leaving the building. The buzz, energy and excitement of the rooftop and the lobby is going to be something you see in larger cities,” continued McDevitt.
Hyatt has approved the new development and the plans call for a 172-room Hyatt Place Hotel. Ground level valet parking will be available for hotel guests. There will be approximately 2,600 square feet of ground floor retail at the corner of 3rd and Caldwell Streets.
The 67 condominium homes range from approximately 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, resident lounge and theater room are available for residents.
Perkins Eastman, architects for the project, has recently completed new renderings.
Cleveland Construction, Inc. will act as the general contractor on the project with a projected completion date of August 2012 prior to the Democratic National Convention being held at Time Warner Arena.
Small Brothers has been building in the Charlotte market for several years and recently completed the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. A family of privately owned companies, Small Brothers was founded in 1980 by Richard G. Small and his sons. Today, the company has 11 offices in 8 states. Small Brothers family of companies employs over 1,500 people in general contracting, interior contracting, design/build, construction management, manufacturing of metal studs, distribution, fabrication of load-bearing walls, real estate and development. For more information, visit www.smallbrothers.com.