After several public meetings and a 3-2 approval vote from the city’s Design Review Board last month, plans for the West End Apartment Homes on the Pendleton Baptist Church property at 1100 S. Main St. in downtown Greenville have been modified.
While some residents of the West End neighborhood association have expressed concerns at past meetings over the project’s scale and lack of retail, most were in favor of the overall project. At last month’s DRB meeting, church pastor Marty Price said the church is in “full support of this project.”
Charlotte-based developer Woodfield Investments eliminated all fifth-floor units along Rhett Street in response to misgivings shared during a neighborhood meeting hosted by Woodfield. The developer also agreed to implement a DRB suggestion to provide a much larger greenspace on the neighborhood side of the building on Rhett Street, rather than Main Street as originally designed.
“We endeavored to accommodate as many of the concerns as possible, while keeping the development viable,” said Brian Schick of Woodfield Investments.
A 2,425-square-foot retail space at the corner of Perry Avenue and South Main Street was also added, even though the developer does not typically include retail in its apartment projects. Doing so reduced the number of units from 272 to 271. The Class AA community will still feature upgraded amenities such as a rooftop terrace with fire pit, swimming pool, courtyards and fitness and club areas.
An interior parking deck will contain 463 parking spaces – 415 for residents and approximately 48 for monthly/daily use, said Schick.
Construction is expected to begin in June 2016 with early tenancy available fall 2017 and completion in mid-2018.