Commercial development still reigns supreme in Greenville.
Cranes share the skyline and earthmovers travel with the flow of traffic around town, and if this update of 21 major projects is an indication, that will continue as the norm for quite some time.
Current developments range from full-scale mill renovations with a bent towards the former historic use to new modern construction designed to create a fresh sense of place.
Here’s a rundown of some, but certainly not all, of the major CRE projects in Greenville County that have the potential to inject nearly 2 million square feet of commercial space into the market.
556 Perry Ave.
Status: under construction
The 60,000 square-foot mixed-use development in The Village of West Greenville will be anchored by Greenville Technical College Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI). Carolina Bauernhaus, LaRue Fine Chocolate, Six & Twenty Distillery, and Unlocked Coffee Roasters announced their occupancy earlier this year.
South Main and East Broad streets
Status: all components are under construction
The 4-acre site features an AC Hotel, 18 condominiums overlooking the Liberty Bridge, 217 apartment units, two office towers, and space for retail and dining. Read more on page ??
301 College St. and neighboring property
Status: broken ground
The project includes 31 single-family attached townhome units, a new construction mixed-use building bordered by Duncan, Buncombe, and Whitner streets and Hampton Avenue that will contain 21,805 square feet of first-floor retail and 48 for-rent multifamily apartments, and the renovation of a 130,000 square foot office building in the Heritage Green Arts District complete with a large-scale commissioned mural on the building’s façade. Read more on page ??
24 Vardry St.
Status: Design approved by the city Design Review Board
Plans are for a five-story, plus basement, 237-unit apartment building that will include four retail storefronts and a six-story precast parking structure. The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum on the site will be relocated to the western corner of the property.
Corner of Rhett and Wardlaw streets
Status: pending approval from the city Design Review Board
The nine-story mixed-use development will include 244-apartment and retail along with significant public space in partnership with the city. The former McClaren Medical Shelter on the property will be moved approximately 70 feet.
400 N. Church St.
Status: in the design stage
The former site of Greenville Memorial Auditorium sold to hotelier Rajesh Patel and the hotel project is moving forward, according to Nick Navarro with NRE, with a further status update expected within a month.
Status: still making adjustments to master plan, grading has begun
A new mixed-use development along Interstate 385 near Mauldin, the first phase of the community will feature more than 1 million square feet of retail and restaurants, Class A office space, residential, and hospitality and entertainment venues along a new main street. The first Class A spec building at 73,000 square feet is under construction and will be available November of this year.
147 Welborn St.
Status: under construction, Fall opening
The 40,000-square-foot refurbished warehouse space in the center of the proposed Unity Park includes a food hall will open this fall after four years of different iterations. Restaurant tenants now include Automatic Taco, Golden Brown & Delicious, Methodical Coffee, Bakeroom, and The Community Tap.
301 University Ridge
Status: working out County services relocation before the property can be sold
The $1 billion County Square redevelopment on the nearly 38-acre county government office site will include 1,125 units of multifamily housing, 450,000 square feet of retail space, 650,000 square feet of office space, and 350 hotel rooms. That mix may change depending on market demand.
44 E. Camperdown Way.
Status: broken ground
Set to debut in 2021, the 187-room hotel will feature 30 suites with balconies, signature Poseidon Spa, and an art collection curated by Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. Additionally, the hotel will feature both indoor and outdoor event spaces and a two-story restaurant and bar.
Corner of North Main and East Poinsett streets, Greer
Status: Pre-construction stage with ongoing demolition
The new Greer hotel from Sycamore Investment Group will also bring with it a new 300-space parking garage from the City of Greer and the potential for more street level retail.
Intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Stone Avenue
Status: under construction
Designed to be a walkable community, NorthPointe will be anchored by Harris Teeter and also includes 284 apartment units and 22,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
813 Laurens Road
Status: grading and utility work has begun
The 12-acre, mixed-use development includes Home Team BBQ, Double Stamp Brewery, and an additional 18,000 square feet of office, retail, and restaurant space. The development will have direct access to the proposed Swamp Rabbit Trail extension and a half-acre of planned green space.
201 Clifton Court
Status: Topgolf is open, construction and leasing efforts continue
The new mixed-use development on 77-acres along I-85 and Pelham Road is anchored by Topgolf. The development could include a proposed dine-in cinema, hotel, and additional retail and restaurants.
226 Mill St., Taylors
Status: landscaping and leasing efforts ongoing for build-to-suit spaces
The Southern Bleachery redevelopment at Taylors Mill includes major renovations to the western-most 9 acres of the property: four historic buildings for event venues and restaurant spaces; the clearing of 2-and-a-half miles of trails; the construction of a handful of live/work/play cottages along Mill Street; a full-scale relandscaping; a stage for concerts or events; repurposing of two concrete basin ponds; and creation of multiple parking areas.
126 Augusta Road
Status: site work underway, shipping containers in fabrication
The indoor/outdoor shipping container food hall opening later this summer includes 13 restaurant units, constructed in a U-shape around a central green space and plaza. Tenants include Mike’s Philly Cheesesteak and Roast Pork, Sweet Sippin’, Prost!, Cocobowlz, HenDough, Mercado Cantina, KO Burger, Al Taglio, Greenville Beer Exchange, Saki Saki, Rocky Moo, West End Coffee Roasters, and The Pasta Addict.
corner of East Curtis and South East Main streets, downtown Simpsonville
Status: demo and site work has begun
A roughly 27,000-square-foot redeveloped restaurant and retail hub includes tenants Sidewall Pizza and Kaffeine Coffee Shop and Roastery, with several more restaurant, retail, or office uses available.
301 Airport Road
Status: under construction
The roughly 42,000-square-foot development planned to open this summer includes tenants Cohesive Coffee, White Duck Taco Shop, Brit’s Brothers personal training and fitness, Nill Silver Photography, urban winery Elevation 966, and Adrenaline Dance Fitness.
701 Easley Bridge Road
Status: leasing efforts continue
The 36-acre mill will be converted into a live-work-play mixed-use district with 204 apartments, more than 215,000 square feet of office space, 141,000 square feet of light industrial/flex, and 8 to 12 acres of retail along Highway 123 (Easley Bridge Road), near St. Francis Hospital.
48-98 Spanco Drive
Status: construction and commercial leasing efforts underway
The property’s owners plan to put residences in about 60,000 square feet of space in the former mill building and find new commercial uses for about 15,000 square feet in five other buildings on the property to include breweries, restaurants, and retail.
10 S. Academy St.
Status: site plan approved by city Design Review Board
The 60,000-square-foot, four-story development proposed at the corner of Academy Street and McBee Avenue where a parking lot is now could include a 125-room hotel and 230 residences. The Agfa building will remain.