Upstate Business Journal

Developer to remake Agfa site in downtown Greenville

CitiSculpt to break ground late this year or early next year on a 60,000-square-foot building at the corner of Academy Street and McBee Avenue.

August 30, 2017

by Rudolph Bell

A developer plans a four-story building with retail and office space on the same downtown Greenville site along Academy Street where Agfa HealthCare has its North American headquarters.

CitiSculpt, a Charlotte-based developer with an office in Greenville, bought the building that houses Agfa and associated parking lots for $10.2 million in March, according to Greenville County property records and Charles Lindsey McAlpine, CitiSculpt managing partner.

The four parcels CitiSculpt acquired total 4.78 acres and make up most of a city block bounded by Academy Street, McBee Avenue, Washington Street, and West Broad Street.

“If you cross McBee, you’re 200 yards or so from the Swamp Rabbit Trail,” McAlpine said.

He said CitiSculpt plans to start constructing a square, 60,000-square-foot building late this year or early next year at the corner of Academy Street and McBee Avenue where a parking lot is now.

McAlpine said 15,000 square feet on the ground floor would be reserved for retailers while upper floors would be office space.

CitiSculpt is talking with potential tenants but hasn’t signed any leases yet, McAlpine said.

He said the new building would the first phase of a three-phase redevelopment of the Agfa site at 10 Academy St.

Leasing is being handled by Christopher Fraser, managing director in the Greenville office of Avison Young.

Fraser said the new building would be able to accommodate smaller businesses that don’t need a lot of office space – an option he said is not widely available in the downtown market.

“You can get 10,000 or 20, but you can’t get 1,500,” Fraser said.

CitiSculpt is keeping the existing, 60,000-square-foot building that houses Agfa. In addition to Agfa, tenants in the building include Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Foster Victor Wealth Advisors, and Standard Constructors.

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