Sweet Sixteen: These are the 16 CRE projects to watch in Greenville right now

Photo by Will Crooks

A seemingly endless number of commercial real estate projects continue to materialize in the Greenville area, with more plans announced each week. And there’s no sign that influx will let up anytime soon.

Those projects include apartments, retail, restaurants, hotels, and office space, sometimes all in one development. Among them are the area’s first food hall, The Commons; the Camperdown and Grand Bohemian Hotel projects; the continued development of the North Main and Stone area with NorthPointe and Westone; the lifestyle- and recreational-focused projects Keys Court and Markley Station; a hotel in downtown Greer; and the largest development Mauldin has seen in at least 45 years.

Here’s a rundown of some of the major CRE projects and where they currently stand.

BB&T building | Photo by Will Crooks


Address: 301 College St.
Developer: The Beach Co.
No. of units/description: About 100 apartments in the eight-story, 140,000-square-foot high-rise. The Beach Co. also plans to put a grocery, as well as houses and townhomes, on what are now parking lots used by BB&T across the street, said Dan Doyle, a senior vice president with the developer.
Status: Groundbreaking should take place in spring 2018.
Related Article: Developer to Turn BB&T Tower into Apartments

The former site of the Greenville News, demolished in June, will be incorporated into the mixed-use Camperdown development downtown. Rendering by Centennial American Properties.


Address: South Main and East Broad streets
Developer: Centennial American Properties
No. of units/description: A 140-room AC Hotel from JHM Hotels; a 217-unit apartment development; about 80,000 square feet of retail; 150,000 square feet of office space, including the new Greenville News building; 18 condominiums; and a central plaza.
Status: The Greenville News building at 32 E. Broad St. is complete. The plaza design was approved at the October Design Review Board Urban Panel. The next office building planned was presented to the DRB on Nov. 2.
Related Article: Next phase of Camperdown development headed to Nov. 2 DRB

A rendering by Street-Works Studio shows what an urban village planned along Interstate 385 in Mauldin might look like. At far left is an existing office building constructed on the site 16 years ago for Charter Communications.

CenterPoint Mauldin

Address: 40 acres along I-385 just south of its intersection with Butler Road in the City of Mauldin
Developer: Hughes Investments with Phil Hughes. The Shopping Center Group, an Atlanta-based real estate services company, has been hired to recruit retailers to the village from across the country and overseas.
No. of units/description: An urban village with at least 1 million square feet of new apartments, offices, shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment, including a public park with an amphitheater. The project would entail a new street grid and multiple new buildings on about 40 acres. It would be connected to the Swamp Rabbit Trail via a pedestrian bridge over I-385.
Status: Mauldin officials said they’ve agreed to provide public infrastructure ­­– landscaped streets with sidewalks and water and sewer service – and pay for it with property tax revenue generated by the development. Hughes said he intends to develop the entire village – estimated to cost $100 million – over a period of 18 months. Construction is not expected to be completed until 2020.
Related Article: Trail connection would be feature of massive Mauldin development

The site review phase of the proposed Citisculpt development on the current Agfa Healthcare site was approved | photo provided by Greenville On the Rise

CitiSculpt/Agfa site

Address: 10 S. Academy St.
Developer: CitiSculpt with MacMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
No. of units/description: 60,000-square-foot, four-story development at the corner of Academy Street and McBee Avenue where a parking lot is now, 125-room hotel, and 230 residences. The Agfa building will remain.
Status: The DRB approved the site design in October. The individual buildings will be presented separately.
Related Article: CitiSculpt submits plans for hotel, multi-family project at Agfa site

The Commons

Address: 159 Welborn St.
Founding partners: The Parker Group, Ridgeline Construction, Outdoor Sports Marketing
No. of units/description: The
Status: The neighboring business spaces were completed early 2017, and The Feed & Seed component broke ground in July with an expected completion date of late spring 2018.
Related Article: The Commons to include Feed & Seed, Community Tap, Carolina Triathlon, Due South and other businesses

County Square

Address: 301 University Ridge
Developer: TBA
No. of units/description: The County wants a mixed-use project on the site, including a new office complex for County operations.
Status: The County has narrowed it down to three development firms, although it hasn’t named those firms. It is negotiating with one.
Related Article: County votes to negotiate with developer over County Square

The Furman Co., Development LLC has acquired the 60,000 square-foot DSI building in the Village of West Greenville | photo by Cindy Landrum

Diversified Systems Inc.

Address: 556 Perry Ave.
Developer: The Furman Co., Development LLC
No. of units/description: Among the uses being studied for the 50,000-square-foot warehouse and the 10,000-square-foot office building fronting Perry Avenue are loft office and retail.
Status: The developer is currently researching potential uses.
Related Article: Village of West Greenville warehouse to be redeveloped

Rendering of the Grand Bohemian Hotel provided by Sottile & Sottile

Grand Bohemian

Address: 44 E. Camperdown Way
Developer: Kessler Enterprise Inc. with architect Christian Sottile of Sottile & Sottile Architects
No. of units/description: 160 rooms, an art gallery, spa, 4,000-square-foot ballroom, meeting space, and a restaurant and bar overlooking the river.
Status: The DRB Urban panel approved the modern lodge look presented in May and the privately funded site plan for the landscaping and hardscaping in September, which include measures to stabilize the slope down to the river during demolition of the Wyche PA law firm.
Related Article: DRB denies Diner 24 sign, says Grand Bohemian must modernize park lodge look

Greer Hotel Development

Address: Northwestern portion of land bounded by East Poinsett Street to the southwest, North Main Street to the northwest, Jason Street to the northeast, and Cannon Street to the southeast
Developer: Sycamore Greer LLC
No. of units/description: Approximately 2.6 acres in downtown Greer to be developed into a privately owned 100-room minimum Hilton branded hotel, privately owned commercial and retail facilities, a publicly owned pedestrian walkway, and a publicly owned parking facility.
Status: Greer City Council passed second reading of Ordinance 38-2017 approving the project agreement at its Oct. 10 meeting. The City of Greer will acquire property on Jason Street to develop an approximately 300-space parking garage, with 90 spaces allocated to the hotel. Sycamore Greer LLC intends to donate a portion of its acquired property to ensure the city is able to complete its construction obligations. The city will also construct and furnish a pedestrian alley for use on or before the hotel occupancy date.
Related Article: Greer working with developer on hotel deal

JHM Hotels dual hotel development | Photo by Will Crooks

JHM Hotels

Address: Corner of Washington and Spring streets
Developer: JHM Hotels
No. of units/description: A seven-story building that will house a 120-suite Residence Inn and a 166-suite SpringHill Suites. The two hotels will share 3,100 square feet of meeting space and a 103-space parking garage. The complex of nearly 250,000 square feet will also include a bar and restaurant, swimming pool, courtyard, and fitness center. It’s scheduled for completion in fall 2018.
Status: Under construction
Related Article: JHM putting two hotels in one downtown building

Judson Mill property | photo provided by Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Judson Mill

Address: 701 Easley Bridge Road
Developer: Judson Mill Ventures LLC
No. of units/description: approximately 800,000-square-foot building situated on 36.53 acres that will be redeveloped into a mixed-use development.
Status: Just closed
Related Article: Greenville’s Judson Mill sold, buyers plan mixed-use development

Keys Court

Address: 307 E. McBee Ave.
Developer: Steve Navarro and another investor
No. of units/description: Three units, housing Yee-Haw Brewing Co. from Johnson City, Tenn.; a 2,286-square-foot space facing the courtyard believed to be reserved for an undisclosed restaurant; CycleBar in the corner unit; and a 10,000-square-foot courtyard, which includes an 8-by-12-foot movie screen.
Status: CycleBar opened in January. Construction is ongoing in the courtyard and remaining units.
Related Article: Yee-Haw Brewing Co. to open in Keys Village

Markley Station | Photo by Will Crooks

Markley Station

Address: 116 N. Markley St.
Developer: RealOp Investments with CBRE, leasing; Harper Corporation, general contractor; and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
No. of units/description: Seven suites of retail, restaurant, and office space in about 43,000 square feet, including 80 parking spaces across the street.
Status: Construction is nearing completion and multiple undisclosed tenants have signed. A brewery and restaurants are still planned.
Related Articles: Markley Station developers aim to maintain historic neighborhood’s integrity

The inner courtyard of NorthPointe | renderings by Studio Architects


Address: The corner of Stone Avenue, North Church Street, and Wade Hampton Boulevard, across from Canal Insurance.
Developer: Central Realty Holdings
No. of units/description: A $60 million mixed-use project with a 53,000-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store, 284 apartments, and roughly 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
Status: Site and road work underway, which includes permanently closing Column Street.
Related Article: NorthPointe releases details about retail and restaurant spaces

Moe’s Original Bar B Q joins Liability Brewing Co., Coffee Underground, and another TBA restaurant in Westone | rendering by Johnston Design Group


Address: 109 W. Stone Ave.
Developer: Pete Brett and Michael Fletcher
No. of units/description: 18,000 square feet of existing buildings that will house a second Coffee Underground, an undisclosed restaurant, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Liability Brewing Co., and office space.
Status: Under construction
Related Article: Westone to feature restaurant, retail and office space on Stone Avenue

Once the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world, Woodside Mill has been closed since 2006.

Woodside Mill

Address: Woodside Avenue
Developer: Southeastern Development Partners LLC
No. of units/description: TBA
Status: Property closed last month
Related Article: Annexation request gives glimpse at redevelopment plan for Woodside Mill



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