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STM Acquisition & Development Unveils Building Concept In Downtown Greenville

Nov 17, 2017 01:13PM ● By Lori Coon

 STM Acquisition and Development Group unveiled plans for a new mixed-use real estate project for the last undeveloped block at 702 South Main Street, Greenville (SC) Thursday evening  Nov. 16, 2017.  The invitation-only event featured a projected light program that showcased the modern amenities the new construction building will feature. 

The modern building concept designed by Craig Gaulden, Davis Architects, is new to the Upstate and South Carolina real estate market.  It will feature a uniqueness that will express the vibrancy and attitude of the West End while capturing the essence of history.  The building will feature a one of a kind water wall.  The feature, designed by Blu World, USA (Tampa, FL) is the largest water feature developed to date by the international company.  The eye-catching water wall features LED lighting that offers an endless number of color changing options operated by a remote sensor.  Over 10 gallons of the 40 circulated gallons will be visible on the wall always.  The water feature was developed to enhance the overall Avant development while recognizing the history and growth Greenville has shared with the Reedy River.


Parking at The Avant will offer the most convenient and most modern form of parking in any residential building in downtown Greenville.  Working with Park Plus, Inc (NJ), The Avant will feature the Lift Guide system of parking.  This state of the art technology allows for easy automated multi-level parking which is a first in South Carolina.  The unique stacking system consists of independent platforms that enable quick and easy parking and retrieval.  It is more eco-friendly and resident friendly than a standard parking garage.

The Avant sustainability initiatives include obtaining the highest certification possible from  the U.S. Green Building Councils Prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.  LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of comprehensive sustainability achievement.  Featured furnishings will include high-end finishes, contemporary and efficient appliances and home automation systems for comfort, security and eco-friendly living. 

Construction is to begin early 2018 with plans for completion by early 2019.  The 12 units will feature various floor plans ranging in square footage from 1,300 to 3,300, and all will have outdoor areas.  Prices are projected to start at $700,000 and to $1.9 million.


Key stakeholders include:

        Steve Mack - Principal, STM Acquisition & Development
        Stuart Stenger - Architect, Craig, Gaulden Davis
        Ed Ziegler- Architect, Craig, Gaulden Davis
        Stephanie Miller – BluWorld USA
        Michael Beck – Park Plus, Inc.
        Seabrook Marchant - Project Broker, The Marchant Company, Inc

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