Construction begins on Judson Mill’s transformation into multi-use space

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Judson Mill
Rendering by McMillan Pazdan Smith

Judson Mill

STATUS: Construction in progress

Nearly two years after the historic Judson Mill was purchased, construction has begun on the 36-acre mixed-use property. As one of Greenville’s largest mills, the former Milliken facility will soon breathe life into the community again.

Judson District is being redeveloped through the partnership of Belmont Sayre and Three Corners Development to include residential, retail, and office spaces.

The residential section, which is the centerpiece of Judson, is under construction, according to CBRE senior associate Nick Hollstegge. The developers want to see a vibrant, active community.

“There’s nothing better to do that than 204 apartment units,” Hollstegge says. “They’re building loft-style apartment units that will deliver fourth quarter of next year.” The residential piece will include full amenities.

The developers aim to attract young professionals, teachers, firefighters, police officers, and others who are being priced out of Greenville’s central business district.

“We do have three commercial tenants secured, and we’re actively marketing the office space,” he says. The commercial tenants will be revealed in the coming weeks.

With around 350,000 square feet in buildings over 100 years old, the office space features big windows, wood beams, masonry, and decking.

“Our goal is to offer something unique to market,” says Hollstegge, who’s the commercial leasing agent representative. “We’re targeting those office users who don’t necessarily have to be in the CBD right on Main Street, who are interested in having a unique space, and who are interested in having free parking.”

The over 1,700 planned parking spaces are a key feature of the Judson development. Hollstegge says the number of parking spaces may increase as more progress is made.

“One of our buildings has 53,000-square-foot floor plates. We’ve got big open floor plates that can accommodate a variety of uses,” he says.

The site work will be completed at one time in order to avoid ongoing construction for tenants.

“We’re looking at probably a three- to five-year window to have everything completed,” he says. “We’ll have some commercial space delivered first part of next year.”

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