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#YeahTHATAgenda: New Five-Story Residential on Broad, Median Family Income Stagnant, EP+Co and Puma, Swamp Rabbit Extension Bids, New Poinsett Hwy Restaurant, Shark Vomit

Apr 12, 2019 11:57AM ● By Chris Haire
Plans for a five-story 38-condo complex have been submitted to the Greenville Planning Commission: Located at 301 East Broad Street, at the corner of Broad and David Francis Street, the development would sit on 1.9 acres. Broad Street LLC is behind the complex while the Johnson Design Group is the architect.

Across the street from the McBee Station, development would also include a three-story garage ad would be a three-block walk to Main Street and two blocks from the Camperdown development, arguably the most anticipated project in the central business district.

Camperdown will feature the 17-story Falls Tower, the new AC Hotel By Marriott, and the Greenville News. The development will bring with it a mix of residential, retail, and some 150,000 square feet of office space. Local business solutions firm Elliott Davis plans to move its headquarters to Camperdown, as does the GVL HQ of Bank of America.

Along with Camperdown and the proposed 38-unit condo project, at least one more significant change is coming to what has been dubbed the East Gateway District, most notably the Grand Bohemian Greenville, a boutique hotel from the Kessler Collection. 

Most of the other development in downtown Greenville is concentrated in the West End, a sign that the center of town is continuing to move away from the northern end of Main Street where downtown revitalization began nearly 40 years ago. 

The current site of the proposed 38-condo development is below:


Median Family Income Remains Stagnant in Greenville Market: The Richmond Fed's April report shows zero quarter-to-quarter growth (Q3 2018-Q4 2018) for median family income for Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia. Year to year, all three metros show positive movement, with income up 7.09% in Greenville, 4.33% in Columbia, and 8.28% in Charleston. Non-business bankruptcies also continue to fall across the state. 

Not surprising given the time of the year, new housing units were down in April, with Charleston falling -19.19%, Columbia dropping 0.8%, and Greenville plummeting 44.1%. Median home sales prices were also down for the three metros. 

Two good signs: unemployment continues to fall and the labor force rate continues to increase.

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As a social media entrepreneur and marketer, I utilize my skill set to help companies gain major traction in an ever-changing digital and social media landscape. This skill set isn’t taught at any school as trends in my industry change weekly, sometimes daily. It’s this challenge that I love—my career requires just as much from me analytically as it does creatively.

I’m a proud fifth generation Greenville native who takes personal pride in seeing our local businesses and community thrive. I feel as though I’ve been raised by the Upstate and am thankful for the opportunities this community constantly presents. Who would’ve thought this shy, small-town girl would grow up to be an entrepreneur and a social media influencer with a TV show? Because of this, I take my contributions to Greenville seriously. I’m a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 43, and I currently serve on boards and committees for The Family Effect, Carolina Ballet Theatre, Safe Harbor, and more. I’m honored to be recognized as one of Greenville Business Magazine’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under, and it’s even more of an honor to use the tools our town gave me to continue to contribute to our city’s success.