A variety of major commercial real estate developments across the Upstate are underway or preparing for construction. Here are status updates on a few notable projects around the region.
Greenville County Square
University Ridge, Greenville
Developers say the next steps for the $1.1 billion Greenville County Square redevelopment are to continue working on infrastructure and start demolishing the existing county administrative building. Greenville County offices officially moved into the new 250,000-square-foot county administration building in July.
The old administrative building will be removed to make way for new mixed-use buildings. RocaPoint Partners, the project’s developer, intends to create 3.5 million square feet of new commercial, retail and residential space on the 37 acres of property located along University Ridge.
BridgeWay Boulevard, Mauldin
BridgeWay Station’s first phase of construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2023. Some of the residential and commercial options in the 450,000-square-foot mixed-use urban village are already available.
Four commercial tenants are open for business including The Junkyard fitness, Le Chic Nails Lounge, The Worx and Plum Lifestyle. The development’s 190 apartment units are also available to lease.
Ongoing discussions for the project’s second phase include conversations with more retail tenants, additional apartments and a hotel user. However, there are no plans to break ground in the near future, said Rivers Hughes, an executive with Hughes Investments.
Kimpton Hotel & Residences
North Markley Street, Greenville
Developers plan to break ground on Kimpton Hotel & Residences’ new boutique hotel and luxury residential tower in the first quarter of 2024. Keene Development Group and Collins & Fine Group are working together on this project.
Located in downtown Greenville’s West End, the project features 134 hotel rooms and 28 residential condominiums all contained in the same building. The building will also include a pool deck and common spaces for restaurants and entertainment venues.
The official name for the new hotel is still being discussed.
250 N. Church St., Greenville
The Greenville Gateway mixed-use development located on the former Greenville Memorial Auditorium site is moving forward.
Named the Gracie Plaza at the Arena District, the project consists of two interconnected towers with 294 residential apartments, creative studios, a parking garage and over 12,000 square feet of commercial space.
In October, the city entered into a development agreement with NR Gateway Greenville LLC and will contribute $3 million to the project’s public improvements.
East McBee Avenue, Greenville
Construction of the first phase of The McDaniel, a luxury townhome development, began in October. Kyle Keene, founder of Keene Development Group, said they anticipate construction to last 20 to 22 months.
Phase one includes 20 limestone townhomes spread across five buildings at the intersection of East McBee and McDaniel avenues. It is expected to cost around $28 million to complete.
The project’s second phase of construction, which adds an additional 10 townhomes, will begin in six to eight months, Keene said.
On The Trail GVL
3900 Buncombe Road, Greenville
Plans to create a massive, mixed-use development on the former Union Bleachery site continue to make progress.
“On The Trail GVL” will span more than 240 acres and feature a variety of residential, commercial, retail and hospitality uses. The project will occur over multiple phases and construction of phase one is slated to begin in 2024.
The project is being developed by Miami-based 13th Floor Investments in partnership with The Warhaft Group.
300 Aden St., Spartanburg
A mixed-use redevelopment of the abandoned Aden Warehouses in Spartanburg’s Northside community is advancing. Rakan Draz, a senior associate at Avision Young, said the goal is to start construction on the project by the end of 2023.
The 97,229-square-foot building’s flexible floor plans will include space for retail, office, entertainment and restaurant concepts. Studio space of around 300 square feet for short-term leases will also be available.
Old Coca-Cola bottling factory
500 W. Main St., Spartanburg
The former Coca-Cola distribution facility in downtown Spartanburg will be redeveloped into a new mixed-use property. The project is being developed by Coastal Partners LLC.
The two-story, 76,654-square-foot building constructed in 1916 will be renovated to include retail, restaurant, office and event space. The project site will also feature a large communal outdoor area and two detached buildings for additional retail space.
John Bauknight, a senior associate with NAI Earle Furman, said the environmental abatement and interior demolitions have been completed. The project is currently working to get a tax-incentive package from the city of Spartanburg.
20 Liberty Lane
20-22 Liberty Lane, Greenville
Point Place Holdings plans to develop a new mixed-use project off the Laurens Road corridor. Office and retail space will be available in the 42,000-square-foot building. The project will also include outdoor green space.
Elite Battles, an adult laser tag center, has leased 11,108 square feet of space on the building’s lower level. Local tech startup Worthwhile and SPENGA, a fitness center, have also signed leases in the building.
Avision Young’s Draz said interior demolitions of the building have been completed and they are waiting permitting from the city of Greenville.