Tuesday, January 20, 2015

702 S. Main @ River Project moves forward with Luxury Apartments

The empty lot at the corner of S. Main and River Streets in the West End will be moving forward with a mixed use development that will include 40 luxury apartments.  However, the project has been altered from the original concept approved in 2008,which was one with architectural guidelines more in line with a registered historic district.  That has gotten a bit of is dissent from those supporting the historic mill town style, but Greenville City Council has approved the new, more modern look that will be more in line with other prominent structures in the West End.   The building will be six stories high and incorporate more glass and metal instead of the terra-cotta look of the previous design.

The prominent corner in the West End has been vacant since 2010 after the 1869 historic building was torn down because it was structurally unsound.  But the Great Recession slowed down progress and the project sat idle for five years.  Greenville's downtown area has since become a hotbed for development. And so, the march on this portion of Greenville continues as businesses and apartment dwellers push the demand up.  Directly behind 702 S. Main, another six-story apartment building, the Link Apartments, will be breaking ground soon.