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New Plush Mills Office and Retail Development Coming to Greenville

May 21, 2020 02:21PM ● By David Dykes

Staff Report

A new five-story office and retail building will expand the Plush Mills campus near Greenville’s West End Village, with the project expected to be delivered by the M Peters Group in 2021.

The M Peters Group has played a key role in improving Greenville’s West End with the rehabilitation of the historic Plush Mills building. The Greenville-based firm’s focus is on economically impactful redevelopment of brownfield sites located in transitional areas.

“We believe that redeveloping property in a blighted area can be the spark for the revitalization of an entire community,” said Mark Peters, M Peters Group's managing partner.

The commercial development is the first in the Greenville area to use mass timber construction. The building’s architectural design, by Perkins & Will, pays homage to the local textile industry by using folded fabric as the inspiration for the building facade. 

Supporters say the sustainable design reduces its overall carbon footprint. Natural insulating properties offer strong thermal performance and the exposed wood structure serves as a high-end finish, they say.

 “The expansion of Plush Mills is yet another sign that our local economy is back! West Village continues to be the heart of many innovative and vibrant projects. All of them play a role in restoring confidence in Greenville’s future,” said Greenville Mayor Knox White.

Downtown continues to expand to the west with significant new developments, including the expansion of the Plush Mills campus, the Trehel office building, and the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center expansion. 

CBRE’s Shelby Dodson is working with the M Peters Group to lease the building. 

Said Dodson, CBRE first vice president: “We are delighted for the opportunity to join the M Peters Group team to lease Plush Mills. The building is ideal for tenants looking for high visibility in a premier Greenville location."


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