Downtown Construction

Tracking our city's downtown growth!

We've been talking about it for years in the corridors of City Hall, the feeling that Spartanburg was on the cusp of a downtown development boom the likes of which no local living today would have ever seen.

That cusp? Yeah, we're past it. The boom many had been anticipating is here, and we've got construction crews working in all corners of downtown to prove it. Below you'll find a summary of projects currently underway in downtown Spartanburg, both private and public, giving you a glimpse of where we are and an idea about our future.

Lane & Street Closures

Intersection of Daniel Morgan Avenue & W Main Street

Intersection closed for water line replacement and streetscaping improvements

Suggested detour routes

Expected completion: Late April 2017

Liberty Street from E Main Street to Dunbar Street

Short section of Liberty Street between E Main and Dunbar streets close during renovation of Aug W Smith Building

Expected completion: Late 2017

N Church & E St John streets

Outside lanes of N Church and E St John streets adjacent to Montgomery Building to be closed beginning April 3, 2017

Expected completion: November 2018

W Main Street & Daniel Morgan Avenue Intersection improvement

Coming on the heels of our Daniel Morgan Avenue streetscaping project, improvements will be made to the intersection of W Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue including decorative crosswalks to enhance and beautify the streetscape adjacent to the new AC Hotel currently under construction.

Additionally, Spartanburg Water will be upgrading and replacing water lines in both directions. For more information on Spartanburg Water's improvements along Daniel Morgan Avenue, follow the link below

Waterline Rehab Fact Sheet

Expected completion: Late April 2017

Suggested detour routes

Current W Main Street & Daniel Morgan Avenue intersection

W Main Street & Daniel Morgan Avenue intersection

Daniel Morgan Avenue streetscaping

The fourth project in a $2.3 million downtown streetscaping improvement plan approved by City Council in 2013, this project will provide a better pedestrian experience on the eastern side Daniel Morgan Avenue between Broad Street and Harris Place.

Features include widened sidewalks to create additional outdoor public space for dining and improve pedestrian mobility in the area around the new AC Hotel as well as new street trees, lighting, and the addition of 15 new on-street parking spaces. Additionally, the changes are meant to encourage redevelopment of nearby buildings.

Expected completion: April 2017

S Daniel Morgan Avenue facing north

S Daniel Morgan Ave facing north

S Daniel Morgan Avenue facing south

S Daniel Morgan Ave facing south

Pedestrian crossing at Liberty & St John streets

An intimidating barrier for folks looking to move between our city's downtown core and centers of activity like Chapman Cultural Center and USC Upstate George Dean Johnson Jr. School of Business and Economics is about to get easier to handle later this spring with the addition of a new traffic signal and pedestrian crossing.

Liberty & St John intersection facing east

Liberty & St John crossing

Liberty & St John intersection overhead

Liberty & St John intersection overhead

AC Hotel by Marriott

An anchor in the making for downtown Spartanburg's western end, the planned 10-story AC Hotel is set to welcome guests in the fall of 2017. Featuring around 120 guest rooms, a signature restaurant, and a planned indoor/outdoor rooftop bar space with what's sure to become one of the most iconic and expansive views around in downtown Spartanburg, this $20+ million project is the largest new construction seen in our city in a generation.

Construction of AC Hotel

AC Hotel construction

Rendering of AC Hotel

AC Hotel rendering

Montgomery Building

The largest historic redevelopment project in our city's history, downtown's iconic and beloved Montgomery Building is on track to become a bustling hub of activity once again.

The extensive renovation is slated to begin in March 2017 and will include 9,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor, 9,000 square feet of office space on the second floor, and 72 residential units on floors three through 10.

Lane Closures

N Church & E St John streets

Outside lanes of N Church and E St John streets adjacent to Montgomery Building to be closed beginning March 20, 2017

Expected completion: November 2018

Montgomery Building construction fact sheet

Montgomery Building current

Montgomery Building

Montgomery Building rendering

Montgomery Building rendering

Mixed-use development at W Main & Daniel Morgan

Located beside the historic Cantrell Wagon Building and catty-corner across the street from the new AC Hotel, this five-story mixed-use development promises 30 new apartment units as well as 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.

Mixed-use development under construction

Mixed-use development construction

Mixed-use development rendering

Mixed-use development rendering

Aug W Smith Building

Once one of Downtown Spartanburg's anchor department store buildings, the Aug W Smith building, located at 174 East Main Street is on the cusp of new life after an extensive renovation. Plans call for 46 upscale apartment units and expansive ground floor retail space.

Street Closures

Liberty Street from E Main Street to Dunbar Street

Short section of Liberty Street between E Main and Dunbar streets close during renovation of Aug W Smith Building

Expected completion: Late 2017

Aug W Smith Building current

Aug W Smith current

Aug W Smith Building rendering

Aug W Smith rendering

Miyako Sushi Group

Popular longtime downtown eatery Miyako Sushi Group in constructing a new space next door to their current location on Magnolia Street that will feature more indoor dining space and a rooftop bar and dining area.

Expected completion: August 2017

Future Miyako Sushi Group building construction

Miyako Sushi Group building construction

Future Miyako Sushi Group building rendering

Miyako Sushi Group rendering

Fr8yard

Set to open in 2017, FR8yard, an outdoor craft beer and restaurant space, is set to transform an empty downtown lot into a hub of activity. Located beside Sparkle City Mini Putt, FR8 Yard will also include games like bocce ball and ping-pong, and will feature a stage for live music and a large projector screen for live sporting events.

Expected completion: Summer 2017

Fr8yard rendering

Fr8yard rendering

Fr8yard site

Fr8yard site

Mezcal

An upscale Mexican restaurant set to open at on Morgan Square after an extensive renovation of the historic Lundy Building at 141 and 143 W. Main St. Featuring an open kitchen concept, the restaurant plans to open in 2017 and bring a new spin on a popular cuisine for downtown diners. 

Mezcal space current

Mezcal construction

Pokénori construction

Pokerrito construction