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10 3.5-story townhouses. Hopefully this will do as well as Ridgeland at the Park. With only 10 units, maybe it will happen sooner rather than later.

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10 3.5-story townhouses. Hopefully this will do as well as Ridgeland at the Park. With only 10 units, maybe it will happen sooner rather than later.

McBee Park

That's Tom Croft's new development. :shades: Looks nice.

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Those look pretty good. They have a lot of character.

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Looks like a quality development. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

I saw the trucks out there working this week and thought they were getting a quick jump on this project. Then I realized it was just the City putting in new sidewalks in front of the project... right before they get turn up by construction traffic. :dontknow:

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Apparently this project is in two phases. The first five units are listed in the Journal Homes section for sale. Prices range from $850,000 - 890,000. Since there aren't that many that need to be sold, hopefully this will happen sooner rather than later. It would be nice ot see another construction site DT.

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Apparently this project is in two phases. The first five units are listed in the Journal Homes section for sale. Prices range from $850,000 - 890,000. Since there aren't that many that need to be sold, hopefully this will happen sooner rather than later. It would be nice ot see another construction site DT.

The sign for the project is now up on site.

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The sign looks good. I think this will be quality. :shades: I hope interest is high!

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Was there a previous development proposed for this site, or is this more of an update on an existing plan? I seem to recall a thread about this site.

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Was there a previous development proposed for this site, or is this more of an update on an existing plan? I seem to recall a thread about this site.

I believe there is one (maybe I started??) about this development before we knew the name of it. Or maybe it was just discussed under a general development thread, but it was previously discussed based solely on the siteplan that the City's DPC agenda had online... I'm pretty sure there's not been anything within the last several years proposed for this site.

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Thats it, thanks for reminding me!

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This project has been cancelled or postponed apparently. At least that's what the rumor mill is saying. Sign has been taken down.

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The old house was being torn down today as I passed by. I wonder if this project is getting started again or if something else is in the works.

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The McBee Park sign has been down for quite some time. The house was demolished, and nothing else has happened. The website linked in this thread calls for updates in the new year... six months ago!

I hope this doesn't go the way of the other Tom Croft project: The Chicora. Hopefully they're both still in the works...? :dontknow:

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The May/June 2010 issue of G magazine has an ad for McBee Park. The website is still just one page.

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It mentions 'flats' so obviously the concept is changing quite a bit. Maybe there will be something on this sooner ratehr than later, if they went to the expense of an ad.

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The May/June 2010 issue of G magazine has an ad for McBee Park. The website is still just one page.

McBee Park

It mentions 'flats' so obviously the concept is changing quite a bit. Maybe there will be something on this sooner ratehr than later, if they went to the expense of an ad.

Seeing an ad is definitely a good sign, since they've removed their sign on the site. :console:

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The Croft Co. has applied with the City for another arrangement for the site to be approved. It'll go before the planning commission in December...

701 E McBee

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Now, the City will consider this site again... It appears that Tom Croft is adding the house/lot to the right of the current site? I'm not sure if that was always involved or not...

But, it's going before the Planning Commission for land development permit. No other details are provided.

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There's no reason to tear down the existing house on the site just to cram 2 more homes in. Aren't there enough vacant properties around downtown to build on with out demolishing historic buildings?

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Here are some renderings for the proposed townhomes ranging in size from 3,400 sf to 4,000 sf: http://www.mcbeepark.com/files/1233173280.pdf and http://www.mcbeepark.com/files/1233173340.pdf

Exterior features:

Designed with distinctive entrances, generous green spaces, and wrought iron balconies.

Ten individual three and one-half level homes, all with two car garages with storage on the ground level.

Resident entrance by car into secure, well lighted parking court with a secure remote entry feature into the garage of each home.

The entire site will be secure with perimeter wrought iron fencing and masonry wall construction.

Each home will have an elevator that travels from the garage to each level above.

The exterior design is complementary in scale and character to the architecture of the neighborhood.

The exterior is detailed in brick and cast stone.

The windows and doors are traditional in detail and will include low or no maintenance materials.

The grounds will be professionally landscaped with mature plant materials.

Pervious surfaces will be used throughout the grounds and the parking court.

The homes will be constructed with environmentally sensitive and sustainable products and close attention will be given to energy efficient materials and construction.

Interior features:

All homes will feature high ceilings, rich mouldings, and large windows and doors.

Spacious living and bedroom spaces are efficiently organized on three levels with elevator stops at each floor.

Masonry exterior and party walls provide exceptional sound insulation from neighbors.

The door and window head-heights are extended in proportion with the high ceilings.

Traditional crown moulding and casings are appropriately scaled for the interior spaces.

Traditional hardwood flooring is in the living areas, quality carpeting in the bedrooms and tile or stone flooring in the bathrooms.

Kitchens include quality cabinets, high-end appliances, granite counter tops and custom lighting.

Most homes will have kitchen/breakfast areas with large separate formal dining rooms.

Separate bar areas have ice makers.

"His" and "Hers" areas are included in many master bathrooms.

Granite or Travertine vanities are included in all bathrooms.

Homes are pre-wired for fire-security systems, sound system, telephone, fax, and cable or satellite TV.

Interior doors are solid:  8 foot x 1 3/4 inches.

The homes are well insulated and equipped with high efficiency heating/cooling systems.

Plumbing systems include copper supply lines and cast iron vertical drain lines.

 

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Here are some renderings for the proposed townhomes ranging in size from 3,400 sf to 4,000 sf: http://www.mcbeepark.../1233173280.pdf and http://www.mcbeepark.../1233173340.pdf

Resident entrance by car into secure, well lighted parking court with a secure remote entry feature into the garage of each home.

The entire site will be secure with perimeter wrought iron fencing and masonry wall construction.

Do not like the part that I quoted. It sounds like City Club in Columbia which is mostly cut off from it's surroundings downtown. My friend lives there. This sounds like it could be the exact description of that neighborhood. Nice materials and styling though. It will be nice to get a different type of building downtown though.

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From GSA Business:

The Croft Co. is waiting on infrastructure approval from the city for a new single lot subdivision with a community green space at 701 E. McBee Ave., a few blocks from downtown Greenville. Tom Croft, the Croft Co. Inc. owner, plans to market these in the first quarter of 2013.

The eight, single-family homes will vary in size from 1,500 to 2,800 square feet. The lots will range from 2,100 to 4,100 square feet. These homes and lots will be sold as a package.

Croft, who has been in real estate development for 30 years, sees a lot of demand from young professionals and young couples wanting to have a small footprint close to downtown, in addition to the empty nesters and retired people looking to downsize.

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From GSA Business:

The Croft Co. is waiting on infrastructure approval from the city for a new single lot subdivision with a community green space at 701 E. McBee Ave., a few blocks from downtown Greenville. Tom Croft, the Croft Co. Inc. owner, plans to market these in the first quarter of 2013.

The eight, single-family homes will vary in size from 1,500 to 2,800 square feet. The lots will range from 2,100 to 4,100 square feet. These homes and lots will be sold as a package.

Croft, who has been in real estate development for 30 years, sees a lot of demand from young professionals and young couples wanting to have a small footprint close to downtown, in addition to the empty nesters and retired people looking to downsize.

Those houses must be really packed in to that little site. Seems like a better place for a condo/apartment building.

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