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#YeahTHATAgenda: The Well's New Masterplan, Beach Co Revamps BB&T Building, Rick Erwin's Latest, New Beemers on the Way, Mario Kart on Mobile, Combating Rotten Tomatoes Trolls

May 23, 2019 03:41PM ● By Chris Haire
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena unveils Phase 1 of its new masterplan: The Bon Secours Wellness Arena intends to embark on a multi-phase plan to revitalize the downtown entertainment complex.

In plans submitted to the City of Greenville Design Review Board, The Well lays out an effort to spruce up the outside landscape, construct a new sidewalk, enclose a dumpster, and add a mural to an already existing exterior wall, bollards to protect pedestrians from vehicles, and new artist entrance gates.

The DRB will review the proposal at its June 6 meeting. 


Charleston-based developer The Beach Company starts construction on a new mixed-use project at the site of the now-vacant BB&T building downtown: The team behind two of Greenville's newer residential complexes, Main + Stone and South Ridge, broke ground last week on an ambitious new project Canvas, which will turn the BB&T building into a mixed-used development offering residential units, retail, and offices.

According to a release from Beach, "Canvas will include 48 for-rent multifamily apartments, 31 expansive for-sale townhomes, 21,805 square feet of retail space, and the renovation of a 130,000 square foot office building in a highly walkable location." 

When the project was first announced, Beach indicated that rents at Canvas will be lower than downtown's more recently erected multi-family properties, many of which are often described  as luxury apartments. The statement did not include possible rental prices.

Moreover, the new plan also includes fewer apartment units than indicated in previous announcements, dropping from 90-100 in some accounts to the present 48. According to a report from the Greenville News, there appears to be a reason for this: the development has attracted the interest of "large office users." 

Located across the street from the S.C. Children's Museum and Greenville County Museum of Art at Heritage Green, Canvas is within easy walking distance of the vibrant Main Street scene. It will also be the first new large-scale multi-family housing in that area in some time. 

In recent years, new residential units have been largely centered in and around the West End of downtown, while the under-construction Camperdown development will be the largest multi-family, multi-use project on the north side of the Reedy River since 2015. Canvas may also help to redirect foot traffic to the NoMo Square area of Main Street, at one time the center of downtown retail and restaurant life but which has, in some ways, been supplanted by ONE Plaza and Falls Park. 

Just past Heritage Green, new senior living housing is set to be constructed at the one-time site of the Cline Company.

The corridor connecting the Cline site to Main Street is one of the main thoroughfares and socializing areas for the city's homeless population, a population centered around the so-called Homeless Triangle area encompassing the Salvation Army and Triune Mercy Center.


New 2020 BMW X5 M50i, X7 M50i to begin production in Spartanburg in August (Herald-Journal)

Columbia’s downtown is one of the most affordable in the nation. Here’s why (The State)

Three new hotel projects are coming to Charleston’s upper King, Meeting streets (Post and Courier)

Rick Erwin's Saltwater Kitchen opens this week, with focus on fresh seafood, comfort (Greenville News)

David Tepper is ending an 26-year run as one of the most celebrated hedge fund managers of his generation to spend more time with his NFL team (Bloomberg)

Patriots Point names new executive director (SC Biz)

New organic grocer opens first SC store Thursday in Mount Pleasant (Post and Courier)

Spartanburg Community College mechatronics program provides model for rest of state (Herald-Journal)

Food fight breaks out over SC bars keeping their liquor licenses (Post and Courier)

SC lawmakers set decision on Santee Cooper sale for 2020, leaving employees in limbo (The State)China’s e-commerce firm has applied for 200 blockchain patents (CoinGeek)

Honolulu Light Rail Faces Bill for Cleanup of Bird Droppings (ENR)

The Push and Pull of Green Building (Site Selection Magazine)

Trump Administration Sending Another $16B to Ailing Farmers (Manufacturing.Net)

Google AI bests radiologists in spotting lung cancer in CT scans (Fierce Biotech)

Whole Foods set to ban plastic straws  (Supermarket News)

42 Countries Agree to International Principles for AI (Defense One)

Mario Kart Tour Shows Promise of Mobile Hit for Nintendo (Bloomberg)

Rotten Tomatoes Adds Verified Audience Ratings To Combat Trolls (LRMonline)

The Wire
Furman Board Of Trustees Approves Recommendations To Rename Hall, Honor First African-American Student

The Falls At Meehan Breaks Ground On Expansion, Phase Three To Include Townhomes

Upstate International Announces 2019 Summer Foreign Language Classes