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October 14, 2019

Cline Design Associates Receive 2019 AIA North Carolina’s Firm Award

Cline Design Associates was honored with the 2019 AIA North Carolina Firm Award this past Friday, October 11th, 2019 at AIA North Carolina’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony in Wilmington, NC.

With offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, Cline Design Associates is dedicated to providing quality architectural, planning and interior design services, as is evident through their 30th Year Anniversary this year. The firm has more than 90 employees, of which include over 30 registered architects, and have won countless design and community appearance awards since its inception.

To receive this award, a North Carolina firm must consistently produce quality architecture with a verifiable level of client satisfaction for a period of a least 10 years and have an established presence in the state. Cline Design recognizes this as the highest honor an AIA Chapter can bestow upon a firm. The award was presented to Gary Cline, President and Managing Principal of Cline Design Associates, along with senior principals & other principals present at the ceremony.

“We were thrilled when we found out we were being nominated for the 2019 AIA NC Firm Award. It is an incredible honor to be the firm chosen out of so many amazing architectural firms in the state of North Carolina. We’ve put in a lot of hard work over our thirty-year history, as we’ve expanded our portfolio to include more adaptive re-use projects, office, retail, high-rise towers, and more sophisticated mixed-use and residential projects. As the real estate market keeps booming, we’ve kept up with the exponential growth, and we’re excited that both our new and returning clients have been satisfied with our work. We are privileged to be able to create buildings and homes that have a lasting impact on the people and communities they’re in – so thank you to everyone who has contributed to this success recognition.”

October 3, 2019

Cline Design Welcomes Six New Faces to the Team

As the number of projects grow throughout the Southeast and beyond, and the more diverse Cline’s portfolio becomes, the more they seek talented designers, innovators and architects to join their evolving team. With diverse backgrounds and experiences, their new talent ranges from recent graduates to those with 15-plus years experience. Please welcome Cline Design’s new team members joining the firm since June 2019.

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October 2, 2019

Gary Cline Reflects on the Firm’s 30th Anniversary

August 1989 marked the beginning of Cline Design Associates, an adventure (and some may say risk) I took that has been so incredibly successful, beyond what I imagined in 1989. Reflecting back on the firm’s successes and setbacks, nostalgia sets in as these past thirty years have been some of the best and challenging yet. Starting out as a small firm of only twelve people and transforming into what it is today – over 90 employees with an additional office in Charlotte, North Carolina – I cannot help but express gratitude for the innovative and incredible talent we have, who continue to shape our firm, improve our culture, and nurture our core values.

This August we celebrated our 30th anniversary at Tobacco Road Sports Café in downtown Raleigh – directly across the street from our office in Powerhouse Square – and at Brewers at 4001 Yancey in the Lower South End neighborhood of Charlotte. Both parties were held at locations we are very proud of, as they are both locations of our personal projects that reflect our work from 1999 to more recently in 2018. We transformed Powerhouse Square into an adaptive re-use project completed in 1999 that is now home to Tobacco Road Sports Café. And the same for Bowers Fibers – a former textile mill we adopted as an adaptive reuse project transforming it into a mixed-used development with Brewers at 4001 Yancey as a tenant.

With a combined attendance of approximately 500 people between both parties – all of which included employees, clients, consultants, family and friends – we announced the location of our new Charlotte office and unveiled our, “Meet Cline Design” video produced by TriMark Digital. I would like to sincerely thank everyone who came out and helped us celebrate. Without you, Cline Design would not be where it is today. To all who have made the past 30 years unforgettable, I truly thank you.

Sincerely,

Gary Cline, President and Managing Principal

To check out our firm’s transformation over the last 30 years and to take a look at who we are today, head over to our newly launched YouTube channel and watch our “Meet Cline Design” video.

July 3, 2019

Managing Peace

Bryan Johnson, AIA talks about the rewards and challenges of serving as project manager for the first phase of the Peace Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Raleigh


If you travel anywhere near the North side of Downtown Raleigh, chances are you’ve seen the Peace development.  Standing twelve stories at its highest corner, the project boasts 417 apartment units with over 30 different unit plans across nine levels. There are 18,000-square-feet of amenities including an elevated pool and courtyard area with breathtaking views of downtown Raleigh, two parking structures, 55,000-square-feet of retail and the first grocery store in Downtown Raleigh. 

We sat down with Bryan Johnson, Associate Principal at Cline Design and Project Manager for Peace, and asked him what it’s like managing an over 900,000-gross-square-foot urban development that will serve as the new Northern Gateway for Downtown Raleigh.  Here’s what he had to share.

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June 26, 2019

Adaptive Reuse: Cline Design Reimagines History

There is a long history of architects and designers breathing new life into vacant, neglected and underutilized buildings.  Adaptive reuse, the art of connecting the past with the future, is a practice that is rewarding for designers, clients, neighborhoods and communities alike.  It is a method that provides a new thriving project while still retaining much of the architectural character, history and memories of the existing structure.

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June 17, 2019

New Talent Joins the Cline Design Team

As Cline Design continues to welcome new projects and new clients, they’ve also hired many new talented designers, architects, project managers and interns during these last several months.

“We’re excited to welcome so many new faces with such diverse backgrounds.” stated Gary Cline, president and managing principal of Cline Design. “It is the diversity and level of talent that helps us grow and challenges us to do better for our clients, to exceed their expectations. I’m excited to see our teams continue to evolve and provide the highest level of design in all of the market sectors we serve.”

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April 30, 2019

Cline Design Land Planning Reflects During World Landscape Architecture Month

April is World Landscape Architecture Month, so we decided to sit down with two of Cline Design’s Landscape Architects and talk about their career in this specific field of study. 


               


Why is landscape architecture important to the design community?
Janet: It is a design field that is broad reaching in its expertise and encourages a more collaborative and comprehensive approach to design.

If there were one piece of wisdom you could pass on to the next generation of landscape architects/planners, what would it be?
Janet: Every difficult design challenge is not a hurdle to overcome, but an opportunity to create something great.
Elliot: The technology around us is changing every day and you’ll need to learn it and use it. But you’ll still need to know how to take out a roll of trace and quickly sketch through your concepts and ideas.

What inspired you to become a landscape architect/planner?
Elliot: I grew up working at my grandparent’s landscape nursery during the spring and summer. I also grew up with a love of sketching, drawing, and creating art. Landscape architecture seemed to be the perfect combination of these two worlds that I had been living in for so long.

What are your top 3 favorite projects you worked during your time here at Cline Design?
Janet: PPD, 140 West, and The Cardinal.
Elliot: 1) Gateway Gardens – After it was built I got to take my 4 year old daughter to the grand opening. Watching her experience a project I had put a lot of effort and thought into made for a really amazing day. 2) Sojourn Glenwood Place – One of the highlights of a project is getting positive feedback from the client and the feedback we got back for this project was really positive. Seeing a project get built and knowing that the design decisions you made were the right ones is a great feeling. 3) Lonnie Poole Clubhouse – We designed a fire pit seating area that has amazing views of the sunset and Downtown Raleigh. It’s great to see a space get built and end up being a place that people really enjoy being in. 

April 1, 2019

April is National Internship Awareness Month – Read What Kathryn Had to Say About Her Time As An Intern With Us!

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April is National Internship Awareness Month, and we asked Kathryn McNeil, our Interior Design intern (and soon to be full time employee!) about her time at Cline Design Associates for the past year and a half – see what she has to say!

What were you looking for in an internship when you applied to Cline Design?

When I applied to Cline I was currently working at a high-end residential firm. I loved working for my previous employer but I wanted to find a place that gave me more responsibility in the design field, and would help me grow and learn further as a designer. I’d always had residential internships up until Cline so I decided to give the commercial field a shot. It ended up working out much better than I expected! I wanted to find not only just a team that I meshed well with, but the whole company.

What has been the most valuable thing you’ve learned working at Cline Design? How has it prepared you for a future full-time job in Interior Design?

There have been so many valuable things I’ve learned at Cline. It’s hard to pick just one! I’d say one of the most important things I’ve learned is how to be more independent on projects, and feel more confident in sharing my opinions and ideas. The thought of taking charge of any part of a project used to intimidate me, but now I see it as a fun and a new opportunity to learn something. I used to get nervous when one of the designers would ask me to work on something and I’d think to myself, how do they want it done exactly? What if they don’t like it? What if it’s not enough? There are still times that I can feel a little overwhelmed, but I now feel more comfortable when I am working on a project. Over the past year and a half at Cline Design, I feel like the other designers I’ve worked with have learned to trust me and my designs, which has helped build my confidence- and now I enjoy a challenge!

What has been your favorite part about interning with us?

My favorite part has been the people and the unique connection that they offer. Before I worked here I never really felt at home with previous internships. I always felt like I was at just at work instead of a second home- I was always looking forward to 5:30. Here I feel like I have made friends within the company. We enjoy hanging out and doing things together outside of the office. They’re not only friendships, but it feels like there is a mentor around every corner. We also have great leadership in our Raleigh office that coordinates our social events which anyone can sign up for. My favorite part is our volleyball league we have every year. I enjoyed playing sports in high school and college so it’s nice to find that connection with others in my company as well.

Can you describe what a typical day looks like for you?

A typical day for me is never the same. Since I work under 6 designers, there are many people I am working with every day. Tasks can range from the following: selecting and ordering finishes and furniture, creating a concept presentation, working in the Adobe Suite, tracking FF&E for a project, calling reps and vendors, site visits, going to an installation, simple admin tasks like library organization, sitting in on a client meeting, working in Revit on a construction document set. Since we have so many phases in our projects, it’s nice to always be doing something different. It keeps me on my toes and keeps things interesting.

Do you have any advice for those who want to apply for an internship at Cline?

Be yourself! Often times in interviews we want to pretend to be this hypothetical person that you think they are looking to hire. Be honest with your previous experience, and tell them what you are looking for. Know what you want from your internship experience, and prove to them what you are capable of. If you don’t get the internship you are hoping for, know that you will find one that will be a great fit for you. There are so many incredible opportunities out there in our industry that we don’t always take advantage of. When you take the step to explore something new you just might find your next job!

March 21, 2019

Check Out Our March Update

We’ve had an amazing first three months in 2019. We’re celebrating 30 years of design with you all year long, we’ve hired incredible talent, our client’s work has been recognized in industry publications as well as won awards and we’re continuing to help clients Imagine a Place with new projects across the region. 

Click here to learn more.

March 12, 2019

Cline Design Celebrates 30 Years of Design

In thirty short years, Cline Design has experienced record growth, weathered significant economic downturns and continues to prosper as one of the leading design firms in the region.  Known for their award-winning design of mixed-use, residential, retail, hospitality and office projects in the Triangle and Charlotte markets, Cline Design has delivered thousands of projects in the Southeast propelling them to the fourth largest architectural firm in the Triangle and sixth in North Carolina as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal.

With their ever-growing client-base of developers, corporations and industry partners, the firm continues to expand their design portfolio to include projects such as the one million-square-foot Peace development in Raleigh, Golf Pride’s corporate headquarters in Pinehurst and Charlotte-based Inspire SouthPark luxury apartments and the new Hawk development in Charlotte’s historic South End to name a few.

Their continued success can be attributed to their relationships with their vast client-base, industry partners and their over 80 talented employees between their Raleigh and Charlotte offices.  Their forward-thinking designers and support staff come from across the US creating a diverse, culture-rich talent pool, comprised of over 50% women.  Together they’ve won nearly 100 design awards over the past thirty years.

Today the firm continues to be led by their founder, president and managing principal, Gary Cline, AIA along with thirteen Principals that provide the firm with unique insights and a diverse background of experience.  “It’s incredible to see the transformation of so many regions over the past three decades and it’s so exciting to have had a hand in reshaping these communities,” states Gary.  “It’s humbling to work alongside so many talented architects, designers and planners everyday who want to help our clients ‘Imagine a Place’ through innovative design.”

Cline Design will celebrate it’s 30-year milestone all year long with their clients, partners and staff in a variety of ways including a look-back at their journey to thirty.

January 30, 2019

January: National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and with the month coming to a close, we asked around to see what our colleagues had to say about their mentoring experience throughout the years.

“From the moment I started working with CDA I quickly realized that John Felton and Lindsey Kretchman were going to be my unofficial mentors. While they both play very different roles in the company, they do share lots of attributes and skills that make them great mentors. They both lead by example, always going above and beyond, always doing everything with an extremely positive attitude, without imposing ideas and leaving room for me to contribute. They taught me lots of technical things but also how to balance the day-to-day activities while looking and thinking about what’s next in 2 months from now and 3 years from now, etc.” – Martin Chavanne, Associate, Designer

“Jackie McCrory is my mentor. She has taught me how to be confident as a female in the workforce, to stand strong in the face of adversity and the subtle art of channeling that adversity into a positive solution. She has also taught me that hard work and dedication truly does pay off.” – Whitney Sheppard, Project Manager, Interior Designer

“My mentor is a woman I met through mutual friends and colleagues, who is also the Director of Marketing for a reputable company. She is super knowledgeable about social media, marketing, and how to engage clients in different and original ways. If I ever doubt my creative ideas or want to run an idea past her, she’s always willing to talk to me. Since I have a degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, I always like to see what her view is on things with her background in Marketing, and if it varies at all.” – Natalie Alexander, Front Desk Coordinator

December 17, 2018

The Pavilion at South End’s Renovation is Announced

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The Pavilion at South End will undergo a complete renovation starting in early 2019 announced Friday on the Charlotte Business Journal. The 31,000 square-foot strip shopping center is located at 2041 South Blvd across from Atherton Mill in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood, and was built in the 1950’s.

Once the renovation is complete, tenants will consist of high-quality food and beverage establishments, as well as a brewery, beer garden or taphouse.

Cline Design Associates is the architect for the project.  (Read More)

December 10, 2018

Cline Design Associates Announces Employee of the Year and New Promotions

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Congratulations to Ryan Landis (Charlotte, NC office) and Martin Chavanne (Raleigh, NC office) who were voted as our two Employees of the Year for 2018!

In addition, we are happy to announce our most recent promotions:

Associate: Logan Luzader, Martin Chavanne, Steve Lineberger, Stacy Magan

Senior Associate: Dan Rider, Katie Burke

Associate Principal: Bryan Johnson

Principal: Carl Winstead, Mark Ward

Senior Principal: Orlando Pizarro

November 28, 2018

Cline Design Associates Welcomes Ali Pugliese

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Our Charlotte office keeps growing, and we’re excited to have Ali Pugliese join us as an Intern Architect. Originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Penn State in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in Architectural History. While in college, she also co-founded a 3-D printing and design club called DigiDigits with a group of fellow Penn State architecture students to help children in need by creating more prosthetic-like training devices for children who have hand/arm malformations or disabilities.

While not working, she enjoys traveling (9 countries and counting),  cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Nittany Lions, and going to concerts. She recently made the move to North Carolina in November and is excited to begin her career with Cline Design Associates.

November 2, 2018

Inspire SouthPark Wins High Honor at 2018 CBJ Heavy Hitters Awards

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Inspire SouthPark , a 359-unit luxury apartment complex located in the SouthPark neighborhood of Charlotte, won a very high honor at the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards. Morgan Bond Companies was awarded “Top Apartment or Condominium Development” at the Westin in Uptown Charlotte for their Inspire SouthPark Apartment project. Director of Cline Design Associate’s Charlotte office, Orlando Pizarro, said, “This award is an honor and we’re proud to be a part of a team that worked so hard on this project. Being recognized for this achievement raises the expectations for our future projects in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.” This was the Charlotte Business Journal’s 5th annual Heavy Hitters Awards and “turns a spotlight on the past year’s developments in the Charlotte region.”

Cline Design Associates provided architectural services, Samet Corporation was the general contractor, and Ellinwood Machado Structural Engineering, Design Resource Group, and Jordan and Skala Engineering were the engineers. (Read more)

September 13, 2018

New tenant signs on to the Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan

The Boulevard apartments, formerly known as Third and Grand, has signed on Orange Theory Fitness as a tenant in its commercial space. The mixed-use project is on the corner of West Grand Boulevard and Third Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.

The development will include 231 apartments and 21,00 square feet of commercial space. Pre-leasing for studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units begins next month, and range from 900 to 1,150 square feet.

Cline Design is the architect for the project. (Read More)

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July 27, 2018

Mixed use project in Charlotte’s South End breaks ground

The Hub South End, a mixed use project at the corner of Hawkins and Dunavant Street, has recently broken ground in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood on a 4.4 acre site. The development will include 265 apartments and more than 20,000 square feet of commercial space. The site will also include 29 two story townhouse style units. The project is expected to be finished in the spring of 2020.

Cline Design Associates is the architect on the project. (read more)

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July 19, 2018

Chatham Walk condominiums coming to downtown Cary

A new condominium complex is going up on the corner of Chatham Street and Urban Drive in downtown Cary, NC. Chatham Walk will offer three floor plans and includes a private balcony for each unit. Before construction begins, the site work includes moving the Williams House to a vacant lot on East Chatham Street across from Mid-Town Square.

Cline Design Associates is the architect. (Read more)

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July 18, 2018

Meeting Street Lofts signs on their first commercial tenants

Meeting Street Lofts, located at 601 Meeting Street in Charleston, S.C. has signed on three new commercial tenants. Located at the base of the Ravenel Bridge on Charleston’s upper peninsula, Green and Grounds, Iron Tribe Fitness, and Nail So Dep have all together leased 7,296 square feet at the base of the apartments. About 9,250 square feet of commercial space remains available as of now. Cline Design Associates is the architect for this project. (read more)

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July 18, 2018

Apartment complex coming to Locust Grove neighborhood in Charlottesville, VA

Cline Design Associates has teamed up with Madison Capital Group for plans to build a 45-unit apartment on 901 River Road in Charlottesville, VA. Being built along the Rivanna River, the city is confident the apartments would be met with high demand from young professional working in the area. The apartment complex is expected to create higher traffic for the area, as opposed to the previous plans to build a storage unit on the property. (read more)

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July 12, 2018

New apartments coming to Wilmington’s Downtown Riverfront

The Downtown Wilmington Riverfront will look quite a bit different once Flats on Front, a 300 unit apartment complex, is developed. The complex will cover 6-acres and consist of three separate buildings. It will also include a parking deck and surrounding surface parking. Flats on Front will be located at the corner of North Front Street and Cowan Street.

Cline Design is the architect (read more).

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June 20, 2018

Upscale adult living community coming to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

An upscale senior living community, called the Retreat at Coastal Grand, is coming to Myrtle Beach, S.C. With numerous amenities including a pickle ball court, bocce court, and nature trail, the apartment complex will be located at 381 Seaboard Street. Coastal Grand Mall sits across the street.

Renderings of the proposed property are by Cline Design Associates. (read more)

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May 18, 2018

Durham’s Foster on the Park receives construction loan for development

Blue Heron Asset Management’s project, Foster on the Park, a 164-unit apartment community overlooking Durham’s Central Park, has received a construction loan for its development. The space is expected to feature ground-floor retail and dining space and will be located at 545 Foster St., next to Durham’s Innovation District and Historic Durham Athletic Park.

Cline Design Associates is the architect for Foster on the Park. (read more)

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May 17, 2018

Historic mill in Charlotte’s “NoDa” district to be redeveloped into office space

Cline Design has partnered with White Point Partners to assist in the redevelopment of the Chadbourn Hoisery Mill, located at 451 Jordan Place in Charlotte’s “NoDa” district. The historic mill, originally built in the 1930s, will be turned into a 40,000 square foot office space, along with a 200-unit apartment building facing North Davidson St. adjacent to the site.

Originally expected be transformed into retail space, White Point Partners said the high demand for fast-growing companies seeking converted warehouse space along the light rail has risen, changing their mind.

Chadbourn Mill is one of eight projects currently underway along the Lynx Blue Line Extension. (read more)

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May 14, 2018

Broadstone Morehead

Another apartment complex is coming to the outskirts of uptown Charlotte, on the corner of South Tryon and West Morehead streets. Broadstone Queen City will have 260 apartment units and is expected to deliver in the spring of 2020.

Broadstone Morehead LLC is associated with Alliance Residential and purchased the 1.9 acre property.

Cline Design is the architect for Broadstone Queen City. (read more)

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May 9, 2018

Developer’s latest apartment project in Charlotte will add 280 new units

Charlotte developer Crescent Communities has begun construction on yet another multifamily project in the Queen City.

Novel Research Park, at the intersection of West Mallard Creek Church Road and Senator Royall Drive in University, will include 280- units with one, two and three bedroom apartments. According to the developer, Crescent rezoned the 37.5 acre property in early 2017 to develop apartments as well as retail space and a 200-room hotel.

Cline Design Associates is the architect and Crescent Multifamily Construction is the general contractor. (read more)

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March 26, 2018

Multi-family community has begun construction off Wilkinson Boulevard

Construction is officially underway for Broadstone Bryant Park, a multifamily community consisting of 345 units. This is Alliance Residential Co.’s first project in Charlotte, N.C. and will include studios, as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Far from the normal amenities include a yoga studio, Wi-Fi co-working space, dry cleaning pickup, and a pet spa. The site is expected to finish in summer of 2019.

Cline Design Associates is the architect. (read more)

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March 22, 2018

Southwest Charlotte’s fastest growing neighborhood has more apartments underway

Steele Creek, one of Charlotte’s fastest growing neighborhoods, has a new apartment complex coming to the Berewick community. Solis Berewick Commons, located on Berewick Commons Parkway and Dixie River Road will include 230 apartment units, and is expected to finish construction in fall of 2019.

Charlotte’s multifamily firm, Terwilliger Pappas, is the developer on the project, and Carocon is the general contractor. Cline Design Associates is designing the interiors. (read more)

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March 13, 2018

Senior housing community coming to southwest Charlotte

Laurel Street Residential announced a senior living development coming to Berewick in southwest Charlotte. With an expected delivery date of late spring 2019, Belvedere at Berewick will have 108 units and provide housing to adults 55 years and older. Rent will range from $1,000 to $1,500 per month and residents can choose from one- or two-bedroom units. The age restricted housing community is part of a 1,200-acre mixed use development site.

Cline Design is the architect of Belvedere at Berewick. (read more)

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February 22, 2018

Building demolition makes room for Southpark’s luxury apartments

An office building was demolished Thursday to continue making room for Southpark’s newest apartments going up at 4401 Barclay Downs Drive in Charlotte, NC. Hazel Southpark will be a six-story luxury-style apartment complex featuring 203 units. The ground level will feature a 6,000 square foot restaurant, along with an 8,000 square foot boutique retail store.

Located adjacent to the Southpark Mall, the first phase of the project is expected to deliver in Q4 2019.

Cline Design Associates is the architect on the project. (read more)

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November 6, 2017

Publix is officially coming to downtown Raleigh

A new grocery store in downtown Raleigh was confirmed Thursday as a Publix supermarket in the ground floor of an apartment tower on the corner of Peace and West streets.

The site is in an area that has been an unfocused spread of small stores, state offices and land that is beginning to take shape as a defined commercial and residential northern border of downtown. (read more)

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October 17, 2017

Apartments now open in Berewick Town Center

A 275-unit apartment project in Steel Creek is now open and leasing.

Terwilliger Pappas opened its formal leasing center at 9550 Gannon Drive a drive weeks ago. Solis Berewick is the multifamily component of Berewick Town Center, part of a master-planned development by Pappas Properties. Ground broke last Septmember for Solis Berewick. (read more)

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September 18, 2017

Luxury apartments coming to Randolph Road in Charlotte

SunCap Property Group has broken ground on a new, boutique apartment community called Draper Place, bringing high-end apartments to Randolph Road.

The four-story building will include 47 units, both two and three bedroom apartments varying from 1,650 SF to 2,200 SF. The first apartments are expected to be available in late 2018. (read more)

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July 14, 2017

Construction watch: Third and Grand will start to rise in New Center

Third and Grand’s groundbreaking officially took place in October, construction is starting to increase on the mixed-use project near the Fisher building. This six-story development will bring 231 new apartments to New Center in 2018. The project is the first of its kind in the area in 30 years.

The 356,000 square foot mixed-use development should open in summer 2018 with 21,000 square feet of commercial space.
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June 29, 2017

Crews kick off construction of new Solis Brightleaf apartments in Durham

No sooner had the developers of the Solis Ninth Street apartment project in Durham finished and sold the building in mid-June than construction crews are being prepped for another major project less than a mile away.

Charlotte apartment development firm Terwilliger Pappas on Wednesday confirmed that construction has started on the 194-unit Solis Brightleaf apartment building at 1005 W. Main St. in downtown Durham. The project is next to the landmark Brightleaf Square dining and retail destination, formerly the site of the now-shuttered Howerton-Bryan Funeral Home. (read more)

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May 15, 2017

Former Walmart to be converted into creative office space

A former Walmart near the Lynx Blue Line will soon be converted into creative office space.

Atlanta commercial real estate firm White Oak Real Estate Advisors acquired the big box structure at 801 E. Arrowood Road for $3.8 million in a sale that closed April 20, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. White Oak, a firm new to the Charlotte market, plans to upfit the former retail store at the intersection of Arrowood and Old Pineville roads into a 110,390-square-foot, high-density office building. (read more)

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May 11, 2017

Apartments developers turn to even more amenities

When I toured Charlotte’s newest high-end apartments last fall, I didn’t see how the amenities could get much nicer: Waterfall hot tubs, massage rooms, dog washes and more marked a level of luxury I certainly didn’t get when I rented my first apartment a whole decade ago.

Turns out, there’s a whole level of apartment amenities even beyond those. Charlotte’s high-end apartments are turning to amenities with a higher level of service, even splashier rooftop pools and decks and exclusive features such as private bars to differentiate themselves.

“The level of amenities in some of these projects is over the top,” said Gary Cline, managing principal of Cline Design Associates. He was speaking at a Bisnow forum on apartment development, held Wednesday at the Duke Mansion. “That’s just normal.” (read more) 

May 3, 2017

Luxury condo building near Raleigh’s Cameron Village preps to break ground

The Wade, high end, five story condominium project is moving a step forward toward breaking ground. On the drawing board for close to two years, developers are telling potential buyers that the condos should be ready to move in by fall 2018.

Beacon Street Development has started site work and staging of this 27-unit building near Cameron Village and Fred Fletcher Park at 620 Wade Ave. (read more)

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April 19, 2017

Charleston design board gives initial OK for apartments on James Island

The former Carmike movie theater site on James Island plans for 132 apartments. Charleston’s Design Review Board listened to concerns from a half dozen residents and then gave plans for James Island Apartments conceptual approval. Representatives of the developer pointed out that the six-acre site on Central Park Road just west of Folly Road is zones for 153 units. (read more)

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March 24, 2017

What’s the status on SouthPark new construction, redevelopment projects?

A number of development projects are planned or underway in Charlotte’s SouthPark, a submarket that’s undergoing renewed real estate activity.

Many of the projects are repositioning dated office buildings and aging apartment properties into denser, more urbanized mixed-use developments. The new investment and redevelopment in SouthPark has even spurred a collective group of landowners, residents and real estate professionals active in the submarket to plan out a cohesive vision and plan for SouthPark’s future.
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March 14, 2017

Old Bower’s Fibers building to be turned into retail and office space

The Bowers Fibers building in lower South End of Charlotte, NC will be getting a face lift, as the space which was previously used for Bower’s Fibers operations for over 70 years, will be redeveloped for leasable retail and office space. The space includes 73,000 square feet and will pay homage to the building’s past by being called Bowers.

Near by are establishments such as Queen Park Social, Sugar Creek Brewing Co, and The Olde Mecklenberg Brewery.

Construction is aimed to begin in May and is expected to deliver in late 2017.

Cline Design Associates is the architect for the project. (read more)

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May 4, 2016

Award Winning Project Announced at the Durham Golden Leaf Awards

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2016 Golden Lead Award  |  Large Development Award

2016 Golden Leaf Award Winners

February 1, 2016

Three award winning projects announced at the Triangle Business Journal Space Awards!

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Parkside Town Commons
2015 Real Estate Award | Top Retail Development

Clouds Brewing
2015 Real Estate Award | Top Restaurant Development

Crescent Cameron Village
2015 Real Estate Award | Top Multifamily Development

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/real-estate/2015/12/tbj-2016-space-awards-winners.html

January 5, 2016

Whole Food Developer to Add 230 Units in New Center

Peter Cummings, the Detroit developer who brought Whole Foods to midtown and shepherded the deal for the Fisher Building, told Curbed that he plans to build a 230-unit midrise apartment building in New Center. This summer, rumors about Cummings’ plans to buy the parking lot at 3rd and Grand (pictured above) from Henry Ford Health System were met with a firm “no comment” from Cummings. Now, he says that there’s an agreement to purchase, and that architects have been selected for the project.
“The sale hasn’t happened yet,” Cummings explained, “But I do have a firm agreement with Henry Ford Helath system. I want to build 230 units,” Cummings added. Cummings has already tapped Chapel Hill, NC, Cline Design for the new development which will combine retail with residential units just steps away from the Fisher Building. “They did a great job for me on a similar scale project, housing over parking and retail in Chapel Hill,” Cummings said.

Cummings says there’s a timeline in place and that the sale should be finalized soon. “We would like to launch the project in summer 2016,” Cummings said.Cline Design built 140 West Franklin for Cummings’ former Florida venture, Ram Real Estate. The eight-story, $55 million, mixed-use building in Chapel Hill opened in 2013 after nearly a decade of work.

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September 22, 2015

Trifecta: Crescent sells third Triangle luxury apartment complex

Trifecta: Crescent sells third Triangle luxury apartment complex, grosses $208M total
. The developer and owner of the new Crescent Main Street luxury apartment complex in Durham, Crescent Communities of Charlotte, has sold its third new property in the Triangle at another near-record-breaking price.
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August 14, 2015

@DHICInc received tax credits

@DHICInc received tax credits for Greenfield Place in Chapel Hill @chapelhillgov and Pennington Grove in Garner @TownofGarner.

August 8, 2015

Myers Park Place in Charlotte

Myers Park Place in Charlotte. Drone view under construction video.

July 29, 2015

North Hills Raleigh Senior Living

The Cardinal at North Hills has broken ground! Located in the vibrant North Hills Midtown District, this new full continuum senior living community will be steps away from a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. Go out or stay in – your home at the Cardinal will offer not only spacious, beautifully appointed residences but a warm, inviting community to share with family and friends, discover new passions and create The Art of Living Well on your terms.
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July 8, 2015

Melrose Place apartments off Park Road to be replaced

An apartment complex just off Park Road and Woodlawn Road is set to be demolished and replaced with a new, upscale complex, according to rezoning plans filed with the city.
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