Development Underway For BridgeWay Station in MauldinApr 08, 2021 02:49PM ● By David Dykes
(Image Credit: McMillan Pazdan Smith)
Hughes Investments, Inc. and the City of Mauldin officially broke ground Thursday April 8, 2021, on construction at BridgeWay Station, a master planned, mixed-use development in Mauldin, South Carolina.
Gov. Henry McMaster, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, U.S. Rep. William Timmons, Greenville County Council Chairman Willis Meadows, and Mauldin Mayor Terry Merritt were among those attending.
BridgeWay Station will be a multi-phase, mixed-use development.
In addition to the 500,000+ square feet of surrounding condominiums and office space previously developed by Hughes Investments, the first phase of development will include:
• 68,939 square feet of retail.
• 210,824 square feet of residential.
• Approximately 73,000 square feet of office.
• Approximately 81,000 square feet of institutional
• 24,691 square feet of plaza and pavilion public space;
• 5+ acres of parks connected to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Future phases of development on the approximately 80-acre
site could exceed 2,500,000 square feet.
With a focus on parks, plazas, towers, fully utilized rooftops, outdoor dining, and outdoor entertainment space, supporters say BridgeWay will cultivate the components of large-scale, mixed-use developments to create a pedestrian-oriented, vibrant community.
“From the beginning, we understood that being patient as the area grows would best serve the community and Upstate with a dynamic, new mixed-use development rather than an industrial park as originally planned,” said Phil Hughes, president and founder of Hughes Investments, Inc. “The unique old world architecture will be expressed in multiple buildings with retail, office, residential, institutional, entertainment, restaurants, and public parks connected to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Our goal is to create a ‘sense of place’ that is fun for everyone.”
BridgeWay Station will be the first new town center development in the Upstate.
The development will create thousands of jobs, including over 1,000 new jobs in its first phase.
Hughes and Mauldin officials say they hope BridgeWay will enrich the lives of its residents as well as visitors from all corners of the city, state, region, and beyond.
“The City of Mauldin is pleased to partner with Mr. Hughes in planning and collaboration of this development,” Merritt said.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Merritt unveiled the architectural design of the new pedestrian bridge that will span I-385 and connect the Swamp Rabbit Trail to BridgeWay Station.
Construction of a .25 mile trail section that will connect existing walking paths along E. Butler Road to the pedestrian bridge is nearing completion. The city is exploring additional trail routes to extend the trail to Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, and beyond.
“This new town project of BridgeWay Station will greatly serve many of the region’s untapped resources and demand. As well, it will and has already brought multiple new opportunities for indirect investment and development,” said Taft Matney, Mauldin City Council.
Hughes Investments, Inc. has worked with StreetWorks Studio to define a master plan.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Eric Brown also helped in architectural design. Harper General Contractors will build the 6-story buildings.
Construction will begin immediately. Leasing is underway with several leases signed, officials said.
Phase one is expected to be completed in Q4 2022.
BridgeWay Station and the City of Mauldin’s pedestrian bridge are located at 1000 BridgeWay Boulevard (formerly Centerpointe Boulevard).
Hughes Investments, Inc. was founded in 1990 and develops office, retail, industrial, multifamily, medical, and mixed-use properties, specializing in design, development, leasing, and property management.
Mauldin is the 17th largest city in South Carolina out of 270 municipalities and one of the fastest-growing cities in the state.
Mauldin was first chartered in 1890 and has grown to a population of more than 25,000.