Downtown Greensboro is going vertical

by Allen Oakley
Chief Operating Officer at Charles Aris Inc.

The future headquarters of Charles Aris Inc. are officially going vertical in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina!

Excitement around the new 24,000 square-foot building is starting to ramp up not only within the walls of the retained executive search firm, currently located on the 18th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower on North Greene Street, but with the downtown community as a whole. The headquarters will serve as both the first LEED-certified building in downtown Greensboro and the first of many developments which will positively change the landscape of the Piedmont Triad city’s downtown marketplace.

Two stairwells being constructed for new building
Two stairwells are on the rise at the site of the future Charles Aris headquarters at 299 North Greene Street.


Greensboro resident and real-estate developer Roy Carroll, who cleared a four-acre tract of land adjacent to the new Charles Aris headquarters, will develop a world-class multifamily project including 300 upscale apartments and a Hyatt Place hotel with more than 100 rooms overlooking NewBridge Bank Park – home to the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers minor-league baseball team.

Nearby, demolition has already begun for the future Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, which will open just one block east of the new Charles Aris headquarters in 2017. Soon after demolition is complete, that $65 million project will also go vertical. The performing arts center will greatly enhance the music and art scene in Greensboro and the entire Piedmont Triad region.

Adjacent to the Tanger Center will be the Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer City Park. The 3.3 acre, $10 million park will provide recreational equipment, family-centric activities, world-class artwork and landscaping for all to enjoy.

To say these are exciting times in downtown Greensboro would be an understatement. Charles Aris Inc. is proud to be part of an evolving live-work-play hub that will benefit the entire Triad community and lay the groundwork for significant developments to come!

- Allen