The future 57,000-square-foot Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food & Pharmacy at 100 Wade Hampton Blvd. in the NorthPointe development broke ground in July, and construction is well underway with completion expected in early summer 2020.
Additionally, the development from Central Realty Holdings and Atlanta’s ECI Group at the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard, East Stone Avenue, and North Church Street is also actively leasing 21,396 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and retail space on Stone Avenue.
Jeff Rose, president and CEO of CRH as of May, says they are in lease negotiations with several potential tenants for the three restaurant spaces that range from about 2,400-4,300 square feet. Possibilities include a fast-casual concept, a breakfast and lunch concept that has already toured the market, a taproom with food, and a higher-end lunch and dinner restaurant, Rose says.
As for the remaining retail spaces, Rose says they are looking for service-oriented uses, such as a nail salon, massage studio, and other similar tenants. Spaces range from about 2,300-3,400 square feet.
Rose says that when he first moved to Greenville and was living in the Stone Avenue area, he was surprised by the lack of nearby services for the number of rooftops. He says they are hoping to provide what is lacking along with accessible parking.
NorthPointe includes 286 Class-A luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and a seven-floor parking garage with 767 spaces. Residents will have access to the resort-style pool, fitness center, club room lounge, business center, and pet spa. Apartments will begin pre-leasing this fall, with the first move-ins to follow toward the end of this year.
NorthPointe is the second partnership between ECI Group and CRH.
“We are delighted to partner with such an experienced and respected local company,” said Seth Greenberg of ECI Group. “CRH is a group of visionaries dedicated to delivering projects that enhance the neighborhoods we live. Building Communities, Enriching Lives is the core of what ECI does, and NorthPointe is a perfect opportunity to do just that.”
Roadwork around the development announced in 2015 began in 2017 with the Wade Hampton Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection and the permanent closing of Column Street, which would have run through the middle of the planned development. Vertical construction began soon after, and leasing efforts have been ongoing with a lot of interest but no signed leases or LOIs until more recently, Rose says.
Cortney Carter, Bill Runge, and Greg Carter of Collett are handling leasing requests for NorthPointe.