If You Build It…
It’s no secret that Greenville, SC is growing—tremendously and in nearly every aspect. Greenville County’s population is quickly approaching half a million (an estimated 482,752 in 2014*). Both startup businesses and large, international corporations are moving to the Upstate in droves. And there are more social and cultural opportunities on offer than ever before.
And to cater for all this growth, there has been a surge in development. Upstate Business Journal put together a great overview of real estate projects in Greenville, SC, in mid-2014. It’s worth a read, but following are a few of the more noteworthy projects currently underway and planned for Greenville:
This commercial and residential community spans 1,100 acres and includes single-family homes, retirement housing and apartments. It also features a fitness center, retail and dining establishments, and professional and medical offices. Verdae has been planned with great respect for the land, the environment, and the surrounding area. It is also unique in its desire to make a lasting and profound impact in Greenville County, as proceeds from the development will be invested in local nonprofit organizations and initiatives.
The Greenville News Site
Located on the corner of Main and Broad Street, across from Greenville’s iconic Peace Center, The Greenville News building will be torn down to make room for a new development. Plans include a seven-story hotel—under the name AC Hotels by Marriott—with a terrace, restaurant and bar/lounge. It also includes a five-story building at the entrance to Falls Park with shopping, a restaurant, offices and housing. The two buildings are part of a larger development called Camperdown that will include condominiums, a fitness center, and a dine-in movie theatre.
Main + Stone
This mixed-use development will include 292 apartment units and 20,880 square feet of retail and commercial space in the North Main area. Other amenities will include a courtyard pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant and covered parking. The project broke ground in December 2014, and apartments are expected to be available late this year.
As you can see, there are some exciting projects in store for the city—and these are just a sampling. The list of new developments across the Upstate is extensive. If you would like more information about these properties or other developments in Greenville, SC, please don’t hesitate to contact me.