For those people who live here, stay here, or visit here, Sugar Top Condos Rentals is like a good friend, and like a friend, we like knowing when they were born, how they were raised, and their life experiences along the way, and so it is with Sugar Top Condo.
She was conceived in the minds of some fine architects, engineers, planners and administrators from the Resort Investment Corp. and the US Capitol Corp. developing company of Columbia, SC.
Their dream was of a 5-story wood and steel building, which would have covered pretty much the exact same square foot base as Sugar Top Condo actually does today. At that time, the plan was for the 1100 square foot individual condo units to be built somewhere else and for the completed units to slip into the readied slots, like stack trailers, much the same as many motels are built. There was to be a five-story atrium in the center.
Early on, when the five story building was still being considered, it was realized that the building as originally planned, would have not been able to withstand the already clocked winds of hurricane force, over 160 miles per hour up on the ridge of the mountain. It was at that time that the original plans were substituted for the 10 story tower that stands today. The original plans with many deviations were then built down below Sugar Top Condo, and are still known as the country club condos.
From the inception of the building of Sugar Top Condo right up to completion and beyond there was unrest from the local inhabitants of Banner Elk and all of Avery County, and eventually all of North Carolina and beyond. The people were upset because the huge skyscraper dominated the view of the lovely rolling mountain landscape, taking away the natural beauty that Mother Nature alone, had blessed the area with.
The building of Sugar Top Condo became the most controversial living quarters in the history of North Carolina, and because of this, the Avery County Board of Commissioners passed a moratorium in March of 1983 on all High Rise construction in the county, in anticipation of a State Ridge Law. That Ridge Law made Sugar Top Condo the last of it’s kind to be built on the ridge of a mountain, and that law was made even before the building was occupied. However, all 320 units were planned and designed well before the battle for the statewide ridge top development regulation began in the legislature. Therefore, Sugar Top Condo is exempt from the law’s provisions. The exclusivity that the Ridge Law gave Sugar Top Condo had proven to be a boon for the developers.Sugar Top Condo Rentals