Greenville, SC – KDS Commercial Properties, LLC, a Greenville-based commercial real estate firm, will be local partner for the redevelopment of Greenville County Square, located in downtown Greenville and within walking distance of major attractions such as Falls Park, Fluor Field, and the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail.
“KDS is a respected firm in the area, and we’re thrilled to have them as a member of our team,” said Phil Mays, principal of RocaPoint Partners. “With this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly create a walkable environment that supports local business growth and distinct gathering places in Greenville, having a local partner is a key component to the success of the redevelopment.”
KDS has been involved in conversations with RocaPoint Partners regarding the potential project for more than a year, and together with architects Foster+Partners and Wakefield Beasley & Associates submitted a redevelopment plan that includes three million square feet of new Class A office, retail, hotel, residential and public space. The team worked closely with County Council and their staff to carefully construct a plan that would result in a smart urban environment.
“This project will certainly be another transformative step forward in keeping with the values of scale, green space, accessibility and public interaction that continue to make Greenville a very special place in the Southeast,” said Mark Masaschi, CCIM, KDS Principal. “Greenville deserves a project of this class and character, and we’re proud to be a part of a team that shares the same values and dedication to Greenville.”
Greenville County Council posted the RFP for the redevelopment of Greenville County Square, the grounds and former shopping mall where local government has conducted business for more than 30 years: January 2017
Greenville County Council received 5 proposals in response to the RFP: April 2017
Developers RocaPoint Partners/The Georgetown Company, architects Foster+Partners and Wakefield Beasley & Associates and KDS Commercial Properties were chosen as the development team: May 2018
Greenville County Council held the third reading and approved RocaPoint’s proposal with a unanimous vote: May 15, 2018
All documents were signed as of July 2018
Property zoning is underway Q4 2018
Preliminary site plans due in Q4 2108
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The impressive and visionary redevelopment plan RocaPoint delivered to County Council was well received from the start, and county council members and staff have been meticulous, careful and protective to act on the best interest of Greenville county residents.
The project is going to have a $1.1-billion impact on the local economy and create a more walkable environment to further support local business growth, as well as providing a distinct gathering place for residents and visitors.