Sitting at the gateway along South Academy Street between North Markley and Wardlaw streets, Merrill Gardens at Greenville is a planned development that will bring 138 senior living apartments to downtown’s West End.
The planned six-story building will feature a little more than 16,000 square feet of common space and 69 at-grade parking spaces.
“The community will house active and independent seniors and seniors requiring assistance with daily needs,” the developers said in a statement.
The development will also feature amenities such as a library, a living room, a full commercial kitchen with a community dining area, a theatre and a community salon.
Slated to open in late 2021, the development is owned by Pillar Properties in partnership with Second 50 Communities, which purchased the property in 2018 for $5.5 million. The building is being designed by Urbal Architecture, with landscape design by Site Design, a Greenville-based landscape architectural company.
The 2.25-acre project has already received approval from Greenville’s Design Review Board, pending last-minute changes to the landscape, including the addition of screened-through vegetation instead of a knee-wall along the parking area.