It’s confirmed. Harris Teeter will open its second Upstate location and serve as the anchor tenant at the proposed $60 million Northpointe mixed-use project on Stone Avenue in Greenville.
The 53,000-square-foot grocery store will be similar to the one already under construction at Lewis Plaza on Augusta Street, which is set to include a wine bar, fresh-prepared juice bar, made-to-order and hot food bar and other upscale grocery amenities. The Northpointe location will also include a drive-thru pharmacy.
Planning is well underway for the Northpointe development at the vacant corner of Stone Avenue, North Church Street and Wade Hampton Boulevard, across from Canal Insurance. The project is slated to include 285 multifamily units, 30,000 square feet of commercial space, 100 surface parking spaces and a six-story, 665-space parking deck in a walkable community hub.
Developers are actively recruiting boutique neighborhood retailers, including coffee shops, services and restaurants, for the project,, said Rece Morgan, president and CEO of Central Realty Holdings, which is owned by the same family that owns Canal Insurance. So far, Harris Teeter is the only lease that has been signed.
Plans were filed with the city of Greenville Planning Commission earlier this week by Central Realty for a Planned Development. The PD will include the 10-acre site at Wade Hampton Boulevard and Stone Avenue, the former Capri’s restaurant location on Stone Avenue (across the street from the proposed development) and two buildings that contain a frame store and music shop on Wade Hampton Boulevard, all owned by Central Realty.
A pedestrian corridor will be created along East Stone Avenue and Wade Hampton Boulevard. A major component of Northpointe will be to close Column Street between Stone Avenue and Wade Hampton Boulevard and to realign the road, traffic signals and crossings at Wade Hampton Boulevard and Stone Avenue. Morgan and his team have been working with SCDOT for months on the redesign.
Central Realty is teaming with another family-owned group out of Atlanta, ECI Group, to develop the apartment portion of the project. Central Realty and ECI Group are already co-developing another apartment complex in Savannah, Ga. Apartments will be predominantly studio, one and two bedrooms with some three-bedroom units available, said Morgan. Apartment amenities will include courtyard areas, a swimming pool and a skybridge that will connect upper parking levels to apartments.
The plans will be reviewed at the Jan. 21 Planning Commission meeting; Planned Developments also require approval by City Council. Roadwork is expected to begin early in the summer of 2016. Pad sites, including the grocery store and apartment buildings, are expected to be delivered for their construction by spring 2017.
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