Upstate Headlines: $12 million development slated along Reedy River

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of September 14, 2015.

$12 million development slated along Reedy River– A new four-story residential building is coming to the Falls Park district in downtown Greenville. Work is expected to begin in November on No. 220 Flats at Riverplace, with completion expected next summer. The $12 million project is being developed by The Croft Co. in Greenville. The 33,000 square-foot building will house eight condominiums, ranging in size from 3,000 square feet to 3,300 square feet…

Satterfield leads Great Southern Homes’ Upstate expansion– Irmo, S.C.-based Great Southern Homes is expanding into the Upstate with Mike Satterfield at its helm. Satterfield, a Greenville native who grew up in the Sans Souci area, has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry and will serve as Great Southern Homes’ CEO…

UPDATE: New condo project at Riverplace pre-selling units– No. 220 Flats at Riverplace, by developer Tom Croft, will feature eight luxury condos set atop the new city parking garage in between the new Embassy Suites hotel and the existing Terrace at RiverPlace building at 220 RiverPlace…

Former Ayers Leather space to get $1M makeover– After 41 years on Main Street in downtown Greenville, Ayers Leather has moved around the corner into a new bright, open space at 24 W. North St., across from men’s clothing store Rush Wilson Ltd…

Council approves inducement for new $100M facility– Greenville County could soon see new jobs and $100 million in investment as a new manufacturer builds a facility in the area. Greenville County Council approved a resolution to offer an inducement agreement to the company, currently called Project Diamondback…

Automotive supplier announces $35M Duncan expansion– Major automotive supplier Draexlmaier Group plans to expand is Spartanburg operations for the fourth time in nearly two decades, this time investing $35 million to add 184,000 square feet to its Duncan facility along with 94 jobs…

Startup Week kicks off in Greenville– Entrepreneurs in Greenville are hosting 21 events on Sept. 14-18, all dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs in the Upstate with like-minded individuals and resources. Scheduled events range from coffee meetups to presentations to brewery tours…

German auto equipment firm to invest $1M, add 30 jobs in Greenville– German auto equipment firm Kirchner Konstruktionen GMbH will build its first U.S. operations in Greenville County, investing $1 million and adding 30 jobs during the next five years for an office location downtown…

West End, South Main, Memorial site and huge garages– The September meeting of the Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel was a breeze compared to previous sessions – it lasted just over an hour (yay!). That doesn’t mean that progress wasn’t made and applications weren’t discussed; the meeting just clicked along at a nice pace..