CitiSculpt submits plans for hotel, multi-family project at Agfa site

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A developer that bought the downtown Greenville property along Academy Street where Agfa Healthcare has offices says it eventually plans to put a hotel and housing on the site.

But right now, CitiSculpt’s main focus is erecting a second office building on the property, in addition to the existing office building that houses Agfa Healthcare’s North American headquarters.

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Charles Lindsey McAlpine, CitiSculpt managing partner, said no start dates have been decided for the 125-room hotel and 230 residences that his firm mentioned in preliminary development plans filed at City Hall.

The proposed hotel and housing are “heavily dependent on market factors,” McAlpine said.

“We hope it will be sooner than later,” he said. “But we also want to make sure whatever we build will be successful, so we’re taking a measured approach.”

He said the proposed housing could be apartments, condos, townhomes, or senior housing. No brand has been selected for the hotel, he said.

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Plans for the new office-and-retail building are farther along.

UBJ reported late last month that CitiSculpt plans to break ground on that 60,000-square-foot, four-story building late this year or early next year.

It’s planned at the corner of Academy Street and McBee Avenue where a parking lot is now.

The building would have retail space on the ground floor and offices on upper floors.

No tenants have been announced.

CitiSculpt, which is based in Charlotte and has an office in Greenville, in March paid $10.2 million for 4.78 acres that make up most of a city block bounded by Academy Street, McBee Avenue, Washington Street, and West Broad Street.

It’s keeping the existing 60,000-square-foot office building on the site that houses Agfa and other tenants.

McAlpine said the hotel would go at the corner of Washington and Academy streets. He said Agfa plans a courtyard fronting Academy Street between the proposed office-and-retail building and proposed hotel.


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