A Charlotte-primarily based developer is proposing a combined-use project on the web page of the West Stop Local community Centre in downtown Greenville, but town planning workers are not totally marketed nevertheless.
Additional slice-by way of pedestrian accessibility, taller interior structures and divided exterior structures have been between tips from Planning Director Jay Graham at an casual critique Thursday at the city’s Design Evaluation Board.
The proposed development would include 250 flats, a parking garage and about 15,000 square feet of retail space on the 3.1-acre web site close to Fluor Area.
The properties, pitched as 5-tale buildings, would conform to C-4 zoning, which lets for different kinds of structures like workplaces, retail, and residential and sites no limits on peak.
SunCap is proposing to share the 560-house parking garage with the city for general public use, Lee said.
Designers drew on historic precedence in downtown Greenville’s structures when also incorporating a modern sense structurally and modern signage, explained designer Victoria Pike. The job would also most likely have place for public murals, she said.
Apart from the local community heart, most of the residence is a parking large amount. Land ownership is split between historic Allen Temple AME Church, which owns the group heart and 2.66 acres of the web-site, and Centennial American Qualities, which owns about half an acre of the parking ton.
Allen Temple’s pastor, Rev. James Speed, did not return cell phone calls for comment Wednesday or Thursday.
SunCap is pitching its job just as the town has begun analyzing growth in the West Conclusion. On March 23, city planners kicked off a planning process — the West Finish Compact Space Plan — that will “establish a vision for long run enhancement and expansion inside of the area and establish supportive architecture and web page style and design factors,” according to the city’s web-site.
The setting up department is keeping a number of public conferences this spring to get enter from West Close business enterprise entrepreneurs and residents, with more meetings scheduled for the summertime as City Council and the scheduling fee evaluate the draft approach.
As the city surveys what the West Close could glance like in the upcoming, developments like the one particular at 1015 South Main Road could effects the compact place strategy and vice versa, councilmember Dorothy Dowe mentioned.
All of this could affect what West Conclusion seems to be and feels like “when it grows up,” in the words and phrases of urban designer Rob Robinson.
SunCap builders are considering considerably further than their residence at 1015 South Main Road. They hope to assistance attract extra foot website traffic up Primary Road and bolster present retail, senior vice president David Lee mentioned.
They are also proposing road advancements on Markley Road, choosing local civil engineers SeamonWhiteside, the company that worked on road advancements for a close by amusement district in the will work.
Some, like councilmember Russell Stall, likened the proposed project to The Greene — a luxury condominium complex that changed a person of West End’s oldest churches, Pendleton Road Baptist Church, in 2016.
Even though Stall presents kudos to the city’s scheduling fee and structure overview board, he’d like City Council to choose a much more energetic purpose in analyzing these assignments, he reported.
“This is a fantastic example of a job I would like to see city council included in. But it is really not just this project. It can be the next one and the one particular following that,” Stall claimed.
Macon Atkinson is the town watchdog reporter for The Greenville Information. She’s driven by potent coffee, lengthy runs and very good sunsets. Follow her on Twitter @maconatkinson. Subscribe to The News by visiting greenvillenews.com/subscribe.