John Portman & Associates (JPA) have announced the grand opening of 615 South College in Uptown Charlotte. A celebration was held on Thursday, May 18 where Charlotte business leaders and commercial real estate professionals joined representatives of JPA to commemorate the occasion.
615 South College is a 19-storey, 371,000 sq ft Class-AA office building that was constructed atop an existing parking garage. Visible from Interstate-277, the building features two-story balconies with views of downtown and South End Charlotte as well as an outdoor green space that connects the building to Stonewall Station, downtown Charlotte's first light rail stop. Surrounded by respected corporate neighbours including Duke Energy and several other large financial institutions, it is steps away from the city's professional sports arenas, parks, the Charlotte Convention Center and the Portman-designed Westin Charlotte.
"Robust, bold, simple and green: 615 South College explores a new paradigm for office design. Cut terraces extend the open space of the city into the third dimension. This powerful new building incorporates the technology, amenities and aesthetics in demand by next generation companies." states John Portman & Associates design Principal Gordon Beckman, AIA.
Portman Holdings is the developer of the project, and their representative Travis Garland is managing leasing in conjunction with Charlotte-based commercial real estate firm, Trinity Partners. The building is designed to feature modern, efficient floorplates that can be utilized to create collaborative spaces.
Tenants in the building include: Regions Bank, accounting firm BDO, and co-working firm we work.
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