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

W Main Street from Daniel Morgan Avenue to railroad crossing

Street will be closed from W Main Street intersection to railroad crossing near Ezell Street to allow Spartanburg Water to complete work on underground water mains. Work will begin on Monday, August 28 and is expected to last two weeks

Expected completion: September 8, 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

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 114 guest rooms, a signature restaurant on the ground floor, and Level 10, a rooftop restaurant and bar concept from Greenville restaurateur, Rick Erwin, featuring 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.

Expected completion: November 2017

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

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 Building

 

Aug W Smith Building rendering

Aug W Smith 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

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: Fall 2017

Fr8yard rendering

Fr8yard rendering

Fr8yard site

Fr8yard site

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 with the addition of a new traffic signal and pedestrian crossing. Construction began in August and is expected to take around six weeks to complete.

Liberty & St John intersection facing east

Liberty & St John crossing

Liberty & St John intersection overhead

Liberty & St John intersection overhead

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: Fall 2017

Future Miyako Sushi Group building current

Miyako Sushi Group building construction

Future Miyako Sushi Group building rendering

Miyako Sushi Group rendering