Sep 15, 2022 - Development

Project update: Development replacing Midnight Diner will include two huge towers

Queens Collective development in Charlotte

Queens Collective development in Charlotte

The transformational $750M development going up in the Midnight Diner/Uptown Cabaret spot will look a little different from what Chicago-based Riverside Investment & Development had originally planned.

Called Queens Bridge Collective, the project at 1111 S. Tryon will include two towers: One 45-story, 400-unit residential tower, plus a 42-story, 700,000-square-foot office tower. The original plan had called for an office tower and two residential towers (both smaller than the residential tower that’s now planned).

Of note: Riverside wasn’t able to do as much below-grade parking as they’d intended, according to COO Anthony Scacco. “Reducing to two towers simplifies the site and enhances the views and prominence of the two remaining towers,” Scacco tells Axios.

Why it matters: Queens Bridge Collective will include one of the tallest buildings in Charlotte, and it’ll add to the growing South End skyline. The development’s location — between South End with Uptown — will connect two of the city’s bustling office submarkets.

Other details: The residential tower will have a 12,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor restaurant space, plus public and private outdoor space. The property will also have 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

Timing: Permitting is underway and Riverside plans to begin site work later this year. The goal is to deliver in 2025.

  • Midnight Diner closed earlier this month and will reopen in a new spot Uptown, across from the Spectrum Center. No word yet on the fate of Uptown Cabaret.

Here are a few fresh renderings of Queens Bridge Collective courtesy of Riverside.

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