Upstate economic development professionals have wanted more speculative buildings for years. Finally they are getting what they wanted. Where product is scarce with demand, two projects have been completed in Greenville and Spartanburg and another five properties are under construction.
While the Upstate has nearly 56% of South Carolina’s industrial inventory, it’s mostly older properties that are functionally obsolete. Manufacturers who were once reluctant to pull the trigger on expansion are confident that their business is growing, and savvy developers are now capitalizing on the opportunity.
Hillside Industrial Park in Spartanburg County opened with 161,000 square feet and has been claimed by Kenco Logistics Services, a third-party logistics provider. In Greenville County, a 306,000-square-foot speculative building at the new White Horse Industrial Center has also come online. Known as Building One, there is a second 234,000-square-foot facility proposed for the 45-acre campus.
The property, located at 2721 White Horse Road near the intersection with I-185, was purchased for just over $1 million. The site has a textile history that dates back to 1945, including a mill that was last operated by Bibb Company in 2005. The former textile plant was demolished following the land purchase in 2014.
Building One, developed by Pennsylvania-based Exeter Property Group and Chicago-based Burnham Properties LLC, is being marketed by Colliers International. It has a clear height of 32 feet, column spacing of 50 feet by 50 feet with 60-foot speed bays, 40 dock doors, three drive-in doors, cross dock loading, an ESFR sprinkler system and energy efficient T-5 lighting.
As the civil engineering and land survey firm of record, Site Design Inc. provided all land surveying and topographic information. For this industrial project, Site Design designed two detention basins, parking lots and heavy load industrial working pavement areas. Our staff also developed all construction permit plans and details for drainage, storm water mitigation, grading and landscaping.
According to Colliers’ second quarter industrial report, there are five other industrial projects under construction in the Upstate totaling more than 1.3 million square feet. At Site Design, we are excited by the speculative and build-to-suit construction projects happening in South Carolina.
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