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Firm plans for West End apartments




Lat Purser & Associates submitted an application to the city of Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Department to build a new residential apartment complex in the West End. (Image/Lat Purser & Associates Inc.)Lat Purser & Associates Inc. of Charlotte awaits approval from Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Department to build a projected 150-unit apartment complex at the corner of Rhett and Wardlaw streets in the West End. Plans require the demolition of two warehouses prior to construction.



Lat Purser & Associates Inc. of Charlotte awaits approval from Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Department to build a projected 150-unit apartment complex at the corner of Rhett and Wardlaw streets in the West End. (Image/Lat Purser & Associates Inc.)
Lat Purser & Associates Inc. of Charlotte awaits approval from Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Department to build a projected 150-unit apartment complex at the corner of Rhett and Wardlaw streets in the West End. (Image/Lat Purser & Associates Inc.)

By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published June 1, 2012

If the city approves the design this Thursday, plans to build more residential apartments in Greenville’s West End will be under way.

Lat Purser & Associates Inc. of Charlotte submitted an application for approval from the city’s Planning and Zoning Department.

The plans call for four floors and a projected 150 units, although the number of units could change. The four floors will sit above two floors of parking. The ground level will include the leasing office.

“We saw an opportunity over there,” Lat Purser & Associates Project Manager Adam Purser said. “It’s a great side of town with the baseball field there and retailers. We think that’s the direction the city will grow.”

Two warehouses would have to be demolished at 107 Wardlaw St. and 2 Ferguson St. to build on the site at the corner of Rhett and Wardlaw streets. The current buildings are unfit for residential living conditions, according to the application.

The Design and Review Board, a subset of the Planning Department, recommends approval to demolish the building at 2 Ferguson St., noting that the other building doesn’t need approval for demolition.

The rental prices, construction timeline and type of units are all still being determined. The apartments will not have a retail component. The complex will include a clubhouse, media room, fitness room, pool and large internal courtyard.

This is Lat Purser & Associates’ first Greenville development. The firm owns the Suntrust building in Greenville.

Founded in 1961 by Lat W. Purser Jr., Lat Purser & Associates Inc. provides commercial real estate services, including development, acquisitions, brokerage, leasing, property management and construction management. The firm operates offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Charleston; and Jacksonville, Fla.

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