Crescent Communities Completes Topping Out at Elizabeth on Seventh
Mixed-use retail and speculative office community in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood will now begin interior and exterior construction
Charlotte, N.C. – Today, Crescent Communities, a nationally-recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use and commercial communities, announces the completion of structural construction, or “topping out,” at Elizabeth on Seventh, a retail and office community located at 1942 East 7th Street. The 103,500 square foot mixed-use community will now undergo construction to the interior walls and façade of the standing structure.
During the structural construction process, completed in tandem with Choate Construction, approximately 600 tons of structural steel were used with 35,000-man hours worked by over 40 different subcontractor and vendor partners.
“Once the steel and concrete decks are complete, metal stud framing and masonry veneer begins. The scaffolding and essential access points along the building façade will make an already tight project site even more challenging,” says Jordan Johnson, Choate Project Manager. “Our team is looking forward to conquering these challenges, and we can’t wait to see this new feature of the Elizabeth neighborhood come to fruition.”
As construction to the interior and exterior of the building begins, residents of the historic Elizabeth neighborhood can expect to see a façade come to life, featuring a mix of timeless materials such as brick, masonry, metal, wood, and glass. Inside, tenants and visitors alike will find offices that boast a combination of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a minimum of 10-foot ceilings to maximize views and provide an abundance of natural light. Additionally, column-free floor plates will allow for flexible space planning and a second-floor balcony is planned to overlook North Caswell Road, while a 4th floor balcony will offer views of Uptown.
“We are excited to reach this stage of the project. With this milestone, you can see how the building will start to take shape in the community,” says Elizabeth McMillan, Senior Director at Crescent Communities. “As the building construction continues over the next few months, we look forward to bringing the building to life with features and amenities that the whole community can enjoy.”
With office and ground-floor retail space, the pedestrian-friendly community will include modern design with public art throughout, a courtyard, a first-floor tenant lounge, and three outdoor terraces for collaboration beyond the office. Convenient garage parking will be available, with entry points on East 7th Street and North Caswell Road.
Elizabeth on Seventh is being developed in a joint venture with Faison Enterprises. BB&T now Truist, provides construction financing, Choate Construction serves as the general contractor, BB+M as the project architect, and LandDesign as the civil engineer and landscape architect.
Photos of the building’s progress as of April 2021 can be viewed here, as well as photos from the team’s topping out celebration.
For more information, visit www.elizabethonseventh.com.
About Crescent Communities:
Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer and operator of mixed-use communities. We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 63 multifamily communities, 21 million square feet of commercial space and 60 single family master-planned communities. Crescent Communities has offices in Charlotte, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Our multifamily communities are branded NOVEL by Crescent Communities.
About Choate Construction:
As one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast, 100% employee-owned Choate Construction Company considers its Reputation as its number one asset, with future success founded upon the strength of its client relationships. Choate Construction excels in both base and interior construction with office locations in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh, and Savannah. Choate strives to lead the industry in financially viable, functional solutions and continually invests in the tools to do so, promoting advances in safety, virtual design & construction (VDC), sustainable solutions, and risk mitigation. Please visit www.choateco.com for more information.