Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 98
Commercial | EDIFICE
On the Rails
EDIFICE NEXT YEAR WILL DELIVER ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED DEVELOPMENTS TO CHARLOTTE, N.C..
Edifice is overseeing the construction of the
RailYard, a large mixed-use project with office
space, commercial and micro-unit apartments.
difice lives up to its name by
overseeing the construction of the
RailYard in Charlotte, N.C.'s South
End neighborhood. The project
has been called a development that will
"immediately leave its mark on the city" by
The RailYard will include 300,000 square
feet of office space and about 100 micro-unit
apartments. On the ground level, 30,000
square feet of retail space will be divided
into four restaurant spaces along with other
types of stores or studios.
A 15,000-square-foot "Yard" is a giant
patio for the community. Central Station,
a coffee shop, café and gathering space,
connects to the Yard through a 40-foot side,
roll-up door. The RailYard will also feature
2,500 square feet of fitness space and
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rooftop terraces for tenants, 100 bike lockers
and an Uber/Lyft drop-off area.
The RailYard will feature a 1,000-car,
287,000-square-foot precast parking deck
that will serve the needs of the RailYard
customers, tenants and future residents.
The parking deck will be hidden behind the
building and apartments.
Beacon Partners has teamed up with
Edifice and RBA Group for the design and
construction of the RailYard project. The
mixed-use development consists of two
eight-story towers with horizontal connectivity on four levels totaling 334,000
"Predominantly exposed steel, brick and
glass, the RailYard harkens the early industrial feel of Charlotte's South End," the company says. "Outdoor courtyards, balconies
and well planned green space compliment
the design while encouraging interaction in
a warm and creative setting."
Construction began on the RailYard in
November and the project is expected to
* Headquarters: Charlo e, N.C.
* Specia y: General contractor