Is The Donald planning to come to Uptown Charlotte? His offices confirm they have serious interest in doing a multi use development here, possibly to include a 70 story tower. Local developer Afshin Ghazi is considering a large mixed use development in a neighboring 1 acre parcel, but says he will wait for Trump to make a decision first . See below from the Charlotte Observer newspaper article on Trump:
By DOUG SMITH, The Charlotte Observer
CHARLOTTE - The Donald's name isn't on any building in Charlotte -- yet -- but he's causing quite a stir.
The Trump Organization has targeted a block of South Tryon Street for a mega-development of luxury condos, a five-star hotel, an office tower and high-end shops, setting off the real estate grapevine.
Trump's son Donald Jr. confirmed the interest, even though the firm is still working to acquire land in the 600 block of Tryon across from the Observer.
"We are in the very early stages of our investigation, but we hope we can be part of this great and growing city," he wrote in a statement.
Trump's endorsement could give Charlotte a major recognition boost, said Tony Crumbley, the Charlotte Chamber's vice president of research.
"To see him looking here for a signature project is going to get a lot of attention worldwide," he said. "It can only help as we try to market this community."