Greenville City Council gave final approval last week for a new mixed-use development at the corner of Stone Avenue and Main Street. Plans show several three- and four-story buildings that will have a total of 226 units, 336 parking spaces and 21,175 square feet of retail space.
Charleston-based developer The Beach Company and Greenville architects McMillian Pazdan Smith made some modifications to the initial plans after getting input from key neighborhood leaders, holding public meetings and reviewing the Stone Avenue Master Plan. Modifications included more brickwork, flattening the roofline and reducing one of the buildings near an existing residence to two and a half stories.
The mixed-use development will replace a now-vacant 4.5-acre lot owned by the Collins family. Flats and some retail will front Rowley Street, but the bulk of the retail space will be at Stone and Main.
“We are very excited to be planning our second mixed-use community in the downtown Greenville market,” said Alan McMahon, development associate at The Beach Company. “It will have a Main Street address and is located on one of the most visible corners in Greenville.”
The plans call for 116 of the units to be one-bedroom, along with 45 studio apartments, 44 two-bedroom and 21 three-bedroom. There will be a community pool, clubhouse and fitness center. Public spaces, trees and wide sidewalks will also be incorporated.
“This site, along with our site on Church Street and University Ridge, both offer the opportunity to live in one of the most acclaimed downtowns in the Southeast and in the country,” McMahon said.
The plans show a “Fresh Foods” sign, and the company hopes to attract a neighborhood market.
The Beach Company hopes to break ground in late summer or early fall 2014 and construction will take approximately 18 months to complete.