CH2M Hill — Spartanburg

We've been focused on downtown revitalization for more than a decade.

So while we still have plenty of room to grow, we're also way past the "pretty-pictures-on-paper" stage. Here is just a sample of what's happened so far: 


(Note: This is the spot we're holding for CH2M Hill. Right here. Just say the word.)

  • City Council and the local ownership group of the Downtown Marriott & Conference Center enter into an agreement for the 3 acres situated directly behind the Marriott for a significant new mixed-use development.
  • Harvest Park — the new $1.6 million home to the Hub City Farmer's Market, a large urban garden, cafe, and culinary training program — set to open in August. Located just seven-tenths of a mile from the CH2M Hill site.
  • $14.4 million in improvements, including major runway extension project, announced for the Downtown Memorial Airport. The investment promises to make the City's general aviation airport among the finest of its kind anywhere in the country.







  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine opens. ($30 million) Learn more and see the VCOM campus.
  • City completes $4.4 million in upgrades and renovations to Downtown Memorial Airport.





  • RJ Rockers Brewing Co. moves from its industrial park location off Business 85 to its newly renovated space on West Main Street, just a block west of Morgan Square. Read the story about the move and the local partnership that made it happen here.
  • City Council adopts Downtown Code and Downtown Master Plan. In so doing, Spartanburg became the first municipality in South Carolina to adopt a form-based building code for its central business district. Remember, we like to be first.








Since 2002

  • Seven new corporate headquarters, including the One Morgan Square building pictured below, plus two other spec Class-A office buildings have been constructed in Downtown Spartanburg. All this new Class A space is occupied. Total investment of more than $80 million.
  • More than 200 new or renovated residential units have been completed. Downtown residential occupancy rates remain above 90 percent. 
  • City investment of more than $25 million in three new downtown parking garages to support development.



  • New Downtown Headquarters Library opens ($14.6 million). It's considered one of the best libraries anywhere. Seriously.


Downtown Spartanburg Scenes

Your Team In Spartanburg

Important Documents

The Case for Downtown Spartanburg Why Downtown Spartanburg

Downtown Bike Trails/Streetscaping Plans Downtown Bike Trails/Streetscaping Plans

Downtown Bike Trail Renderings Downtown Bike Trail Renderings

Drive Time Map Site Drive Time Map 

The Economic Power of Downtown Spartanburg The Economic Power of Downtown Spartanburg

2013-Banner Year Downtown 2013 — A Banner Year in Downtown Spartanburg


By The Numbers

5: B-Cycle stations in the City

7: Corporate headquarters built in Downtown Spartanburg since 2002

21: Electric car-charging stations in Downtown Spartanburg

300: New or renovated residential units in Downtown Spartanburg

18,154: Jobs within 1.5-mile radius of Downtown Spartanburg

$2.3 million: Amount committed by the City to eight new streetscaping and pedestrian/bicycle projects downtown over the next 2 years

$2.5 million: Amount committed by the City for parks and recreation improvements city-wide over the next year

$110 million: Amount of private capital already invested in the block that includes the proposed CH2M Hill location. Learn more.

5 1/2 hours: Downtown Spartanburg site to CH2M Hill HQ in Englewood (including drive time to and from airports plus non-stop flight from CLT to DEN)


Residential Population

3-mile radius of site: 45,120

5-mile radius of site: 93,248

10-mile radius of site: 182,671


Distances from CH2M Hill site to:

Proposed Hub City Food Co-Op—A good 2 iron

Growler Haus—0.4 mile

Wofford College—0.5 mile

RJ Rockers Brewing Co.—0.6 mile

Morgan Square, Downtown—0.5 mile

Harvest Park/Hub City Farmer's Market—0.7 mile

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center—1.5 miles

I-85—5.5 miles

I-26—8 miles

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport—3.2 miles

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport—21 miles

Charlotte Douglas International Airport—68 miles

Asheville, NC—68 miles

Atlanta, GA—175 miles

Charleston, SC—205 miles

Jacksonville, FL—380 miles

Washington, DC—460 miles

Englewood, CO—1,500 miles