Upstate Business Journal‘s article on the upcoming Augusta Walk

augusta-planPlans are underway for Augusta Walk, a new 24-home subdivision on Augusta Street, on the property where a YWCA is currently located.

The community is about “a mile from Main Street and the ballpark. It’s the missing corridor,” said Neil Wilson, principal at RealtyLink Development Properties. “The plan is to help that part develop the same way Main Street is being developed and the same way Augusta Road was developed.”

This is the commercial real estate company’s first foray into residential development in the Greenville area. “We work downtown and we understand what’s going on with the downtown area. We wanted to put forth a pocket neighborhood,” said Wilson.

The new subdivision will be situated on 3.7 acres. Homes will be 2,500-3,000 square feet and two to three stories with alleyways and garages in the rear and porches in the front.

Wilson says that “it’s going to be nicely landscaped with sidewalks and gas lanterns – sort of a throwback to when Augusta Road was developed. We’re going to embellish that Augusta Road look with front porches and a community feel.”

Homes are expected to be in the $700,000 to $800,000 range and will be custom-built from “five or six plans” by the community’s exclusive builder, Rembrey Homes. All yard maintenance will be taken care of by the neighborhood.

Site construction is expected to begin July 1 with home construction to begin in October. The existing YWCA building will be demolished.

Deb Long, executive director of the YWCA, said the organization is currently “undergoing strategic planning” with the board of directors and other stakeholders. “As a result of that, there are a lot of things under review and we will be evaluating what is best for the community,” she said. Long expects the planning to be completed by the end of May.