SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The City of Spartanburg’s Design Review Board has approved design plans to renovate and restore 109 and 111 E. Main Street, which will bring new living options to the Spartanburg city center.
The design includes the construction of 25 apartments, townhouses and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.
“It really is, I think, an exciting project,” said Andrew Babb, Senior Partner at NAI Earle Furman.
Part of the design focuses on preserving the buildings history. 111 Main Street is the site of a former Montgomery Ward department store.
“It’s really nice to have a historic downtown and have that old-world feel while still having modern amenities,” said Christopher George, director of communications and marketing for the City of Spartanburg.
George said this project comes at an exciting time as Spartanburg continues to grow and welcome new residents.
“This part of downtown is getting a tremendous amount of investment this year,” George said. “It’s really going to bring in a lot of new varieties, living options and even working options from other nearby developments. We therefore expect a lot of activity to take place in this part of the city center in the future.
Babb said his team will now focus on building interior design. If final designs are approved, construction could begin in the fall.