McMillan Pazdan Smith worked with developer, The Integral Group for client, Greenville Housing Authority, to create a master plan and redesign the former public housing high-rise for seniors and the disabled at the former Scott Towers site. This development consists of two projects occurring simultaneously; the demolition plus construction of a new apartment, and renovation of the existing Garden Apartments — both for low income seniors.
The new, 4-story building is a 113-unit, multi-family 114,000 SF apartment featuring several amenities, including a community room, fitness room, computer lab, craft room, movie room, hair salon, and reading room. Renovation of the existing 68,000 SF, 5-story, 80-unit Garden Apartments will include the addition of a media room, community room, and exercise room. Significant attention has been placed on designing outdoor activity and green space to include a yoga area, community garden, relaxation / sitting areas, and more.
Future workforce housing of 170-180 units is also intended for the site, to provide additional downtown housing for people making $10-15 per hour. The entire development will include nearly 300 units and be a mixed-used, mixed-income community with about 60 percent designated as affordable housing for lower-income seniors and families.