RFP: Redevelop and reconnect 37 acres with a view near downtown Greenville, SC

Greenville County, South Carolina is seeking a partner in the largest in-fill economic development initiative to take place in award–winning Downtown Greenville’s recent history. This massive project near the downtown is intended to revitalize one of the city’s most coveted properties.

The County is looking for a qualified real estate development team to strategically acquire, demolish, and redevelop up to 37.4± acres of County government owned property located on University Ridge in the City of Greenville, South Carolina.

In addition to detailing a stunning, intensive mixed-used development for the entire site, proposals shall include a detailed scheme for the location and possible construction of a new County government administrative office facility on the identified property. Adequate investment intensity, connectivity to the City of Greenville’s downtown, traffic control, and parking is essential to the success of the site development plan.

On January 24, 2017, Greenville County government released a request for proposal to real estate development groups inviting proposals for redeveloping the campus at 301 University Ridge, which includes historic County Square, Greenville County Family Court and approximately 37.4 acres of property situated between Augusta and Church streets.

The initiative on this tract of land, the largest to be developed in downtown Greenville in recent history, will transform the property on downtown’s highest elevation with a commanding view of Reedy River and Falls Park.

While the development mainly focuses on County Square, which occupies 30 acres including 289,000 square feet of office space, developers can opt to include plans for adjacent properties at 300 and 302 University Ridge totaling another 7 acres.

The primary objectives for the development of the County’s University Ridge campus are as follows:

  • High Quality Development and Management
  • Intensive, High Density Urban Land-Usage
  • Aesthetically Striking and Appealing Urban Building, Hardscape, and Landscape Design
  • Thoughtful Consideration for the Replacement of a County Administrative Office Facility
  • Connectivity to Downtown Greenville, Adjacent Parks, Trails and Surrounding Properties
  • Distinct Sense of Place, Including Walkability, Greenspace and Public Gathering Spaces
  • Adequate Parking and Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic Circulation
  • Significant Positive Community Impact

All responses are due by April 6, 2017.
Decision expected to be made on June 1, 2017.

See Greenville Online article by Tesalon Felicien.

See official RFP and related information.

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