Downtown Developments Update
With more people working from home and less people out and about in general due to COVID-19, you may have not spent as much time in downtown Greenville as you used to. So great ready. The next time you find yourself on Main Street, you’ll likely see a few changes. Unsurprising news flash… Greenville is growing! Here is a quick rundown of a few of the developments that are reshaping the look of our city.
Camperdown is the sky-high development at the corner of South Main and Broad streets. From the moment preparations for the project began, it’s been considered to be one of the most significant projects to impact the future of Greenville. Progress on the $350-million development is now well underway, which includes a 17-story office, condominium and retail tower called Falls Tower. It is now the second tallest building in downtown, after the 22-story Windstream building. Also included as part of the development is the AC Hotel by Marriott. A few businesses in the Camperdown plaza are already open, such as Insomnia Cookies, and a new Table 301 concept is expected to open in the development later this year. Find more details about the project from Greenville Journal here.
Grand Bohemian Hotel
The new luxury boutique hotel being developed by Kessler overlooks Falls Park and the Reedy River. It is expected to open as early as this summer. Many of the 187 guest rooms will have balconies. It will also include a full spa and a two-story restaurant and bar overlooking the river at Falls Park. Find out more here.
Carroll A. Campbell Federal Courthouse
The new $105 million federal courthouse at the corner of East North and North Spring streets is also scheduled to be completed this summer. It will house seven courtrooms and nine judges’ chambers. Additionally, as all federal buildings traditionally have an artwork component, the courthouse is expected to feature a series of mosaics depicting old mills from the Upstate.
GVL2040 comprehensive plan
Additionally, Greenville Council members recently gave their initial approval to GVL2040 plan, a comprehensive plan that will steer Greenville’s growth and evolution over the next two decades. The plan has been in the works for more than a year and will help elected officials and city staff make decisions about policies and projects that impact development and quality of life in the city of Greenville. The top three priorities listed within the plan are transportation, the environment and affordable housing. View the plan here.
Sources: https://greenvillejournal.com/news/camperdown-plaza-aims-to-be-greenvilles-new-favorite-place/; https://greenvillejournal.com/news/greenville-city-council-notes-mask-ordinance-extended-affordable-housing-coming-to-unity-park/; https://gvltoday.6amcity.com/new-business-developments-greenville-sc-2021/