Piedmont Village Development to begin early 2020

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By Stan Welch
The plans for the development of the Piedmont waterfront area continue to move ahead, highlighted by the recent announcement that Coldwell Banker Caine has joined with Red Oak Developers to market the project.
Richard Greer, who has been involved in the project since its inception, confirmed that the partnership is in place; and that Red Oak is now leading the project, which is an ambitious undertaking. Developers plan to revitalize the historic mill village into a thriving neighborhood featuring over 60 townhomes and single family residences as well as commercial space. Development is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2020.
Brad Skelton is the CEO of Red Oak.
The project will include three level townhomes. As well as modern mill village style homes, with larger homes situated on the river front and in areas with extraordinary vistas. Greer told The Journal that all brownfields and environmental concerns have been addressed and satisfied.
In keeping with the green nature of the project, there will be waste disposal and recycling units throughout the project, making dumpsters and enclosures unnecessary. The community will also purchase electricity directly from the existing hydro operation at the dam.
In addition, a concept known as building biology will be implemented throughout the buildings for the first time in South Carolina. That concept avoids the use of any toxic pollutants in the construction process.
There will be twenty five thousand square feet of commercial space available, including the Saluda Falls Brewery, restaurants and office space. A pedestrian bridge will allow access to both the Greenville County and Anderson County side of the river. Walking trails and kayak launches will also provide natural access.