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Ervin Building Restoration

The Ervin Building Restoration in Charlotte, NC

In early 2022, Gvest Capital Partners and Choate Construction Company broke ground on the restoration of the historic Ervin Building, marking a new beginning for the east Chalotte structure.

The Ervin Building was erected in 1964 by respected Charlotte developer, Charles Erwin. At the time of its construction, the building was the first high-rise office tower along Independence Boulevard, connecting the city of Charlotte to the suburbs. After years of vacancy, Gvest purchased the building and prepared it for interior demolition. The outside of the building will remain intact and retain its original mid-century modern design. The interior will feature all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection, as well as the addition of a rooftop restaurant. The parking area will be re-graded, and hardscape and landscape features will be added. A 200-foot mural depicting Charlotte through time will be painted on the site retaining wall.

Atlas Surveying’s Charlotte office was subcontracted by Choate Construction Company to perform surveying services for the restoration.

Atlas will verify control, set benchmarks throughout the site, and stake rough-grade building pads, rough-grade parking, finish-grade parking, storm, sewer, and water. Hub and tack will be provided for the building and dumpster enclosure. Utility as-builts for storm, sewer, and water will be delivered.

The Ervin Building renovation has been designed by McClure Nicholson Montgomery, WK Dickson, and McVeigh Magnum Engineering, Inc.

Mark Hughes, Vice President at Choate Construction Company, said “our team is honored to be a partner in presenting this historic Charlotte landmark. It is a welcome opportunity to restore a piece of the city’s rich history and repurpose it from vacancy into a usable space, offering city views and a place for the community to gather.” Gvest Capital Vice President, Richard Gee, said The Ervin Building is “a landmark in Charlotte. It was known as the gateway to Charlotte back in the 1960’s. A special person created it and we’re honored to be a part of it.”

The first phase of the restoration was scheduled for completion in the summer of 2022 and final completion is anticipated for late 2022.

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