A 132-unit condominium sophisticated is becoming planned for Kennedy Street, in effort and hard work to bring life to the southeastern part of downtown Spartanburg.
The Kennedy Avenue Residences prepared for the corner of Kennedy, Union and Advent streets gained preliminary acceptance from the Metropolis of Spartanburg Layout Critique Board Tuesday evening.
“We believe that this is a handsome addition of new housing in a component of downtown that has been lifeless for some time and will be an superb enhance to the extension of the Mary Black Rail/Path alongside Union Road,” the city’s urban design marketing consultant Craig Lewis wrote in a recommendation for the challenge.
The condominium developing would be four stories and have a blend of just one-, two- and a few-bed room models in one building on far more than three acres of land. A pool is planned for the web-site as well.
“It is a huge setting up and it is a single setting up,” Lewis explained all through Tuesday night’s meeting.
Developers are hoping for a late April or early May possibly groundbreaking for the undertaking, which acquired mainly favourable feed-back from Layout Evaluation Board users.
“If I have been gonna stay in an apartment in Spartanburg, South Carolina, these are the residences I would be in. Really,” board member Ricky Richardson said. “At the conclude of the Rail Trail, future to the Y, throughout from Converse Heights. It really is so handy to almost everything, no matter if it really is Converse Faculty or downtown.”
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The challenge is adjacent to the Mary Black Rail Trail .67-mile extension the metropolis is preparing. The now 2-mile route — which runs amongst Henry and Union streets — is persistently the most-used path in the town for cyclists and runners, used more than 162,000 occasions in 2019.
“I think this is a fantastic undertaking, seriously well assumed out, well-presented, I know absolutely everyone appreciates all the operate that went into this,” board member Lucy Lynch said. “The only matter I don’t adore about this undertaking is the architecture. I feel just looking at the constructing I sense like I could be any where … but nonetheless I consider it is really a excellent task.”
The project’s present-day strategies have 155 9-foot parking areas, but Paul Mills, senior project manager of Site Design and style, Inc., the project’s civil engineer, asked if the areas could be 8.5-foot extensive compact parking areas instead to match in additional spaces. Neighborhood solutions director Martin Livingston did not make a choice concerning the parking lot for the duration of Tuesday’s meeting.
The building of the Kennedy Road Flats would add 132 units to OneSpartanburg Inc.’s goal of 1,000 multi-family housing models in downtown Spartanburg. The city has extra than 500 models at present underneath design and is immediately approaching that objective, in accordance to town planner Natalia Rosario.
Allen Smith, CEO and president of OneSpartanburg, Inc. informed the Spartanburg Herald-Journal in September that the addition of more household area would give downtown a “24/7” sense.
“You know there are a good deal of downtowns that are totally and solely dependent on the men and women that come into downtown to perform,” Smith explained. “And then they depart. … And it can be eight o’clock at evening, and you can find no vibrancy in downtown.”
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Nearby, the two-tale, 15,000-square-foot Robert Hett Chapman III Centre for Philanthropy was finished recently at 431 E. Kennedy St, next to the Spartanburg County Basis headquarters at 424 E. Kennedy St.
The center serves as a collaborative place for nonprofits, startups and other organizations and organizations who need a place to obtain, hold a meeting simply call or meeting. There is certainly also room for local community associates to seize a coffee and link, Spartanburg County Basis COO Mary Thomas mentioned.
“This is all about Spartanburg and how do we construct a legacy, how do we make community,” Thomas mentioned. “We want people today to in a natural way acquire right here.”
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Internet site Style, Inc. is the civil engineer of the Kennedy Road Residences, Lat Purser & Associates is the developer, FMK Architects is executing the project’s architecture and White Horse Investments, LLC owns the house.
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