GrandMarc at Clemson, owned by PPC Land Ventures, Inc., is a student housing complex located less than a mile from the Clemson University campus. This urban style apartment project is to attract a diverse and engaged group of students wishing to fully integrate with the University and its surrounding community. Proximity to campus will allow students at the complex to take advantage of multi-modal transportation, allowing them to feel more closely connected to the university while still being off-campus. Features such as covered and enclosed bike storage bays, bike sharing, and integrated and accessible bus-stops create an environment that encourages the use of alternative forms of transportation.
GrandMarc represents the latest trends in collegiate housing. The urban and eclectic architectural design replaces an obsolete and antiquated strip shopping center. Here, multiple public and private uses are brought together to facilitate a strong sense of community. A true mixed-use project, the building has 147 residential units consisting of 494 beds of student housing in a 1:2 mix of 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom units. The site also contains 20,000 SF of retail, office, and restaurant space. Central to the site is more than an acre of semi-private outdoor amenity space with multiple pools, volleyball, and bocce courts. The project includes a 520-car elevated parking deck, internal to the site, that serves as a pedestal to most of the residential units. To facilitate this bold apartment concept, McMillan Pazdan Smith collaborated with our client and the City of Clemson Planning and Zoning officials to create a unique planned development and mixed-use community.