Here are the three most recent news releases about Verdae. All of them came out July 27, 2006:
Legacy Park to be Built at Verdae’s Hollingsworth Park
July 27, 2006
Recreational Community Centerpiece to Honor John D. Hollingsworth
Greenville, S.C., July 27, 2006 – Verdae Development today announced plans for the development of Legacy Park, the recreational centerpiece for Verdae, a 1,100-acre master-planned community in Greenville, S.C. The 20-acre park will be dedicated to John D. Hollingsworth, the visionary textile magnate whose generosity and stewardship inspired the community.
Designed by Arbor Engineering, the landscape architect and engineering firm responsible for Greenville’s Falls Park on the Reedy, Legacy Park will be a timeless gathering place for Verdae residents and the surrounding Greenville area community.
“As we began developing the park plans, we asked ourselves if this was a place where a mother would want to bring her children,” said Tom Keith, manager of landscape architecture for Arbor Engineering. “As a result, we think not only will families want to come here, but also bring their friends, host their birthday parties, and possibly one day even marry here.”
Influenced by the Central Park concept, Legacy Park will take advantage of natural topography and features including hills, wooded areas, water features and pathways. Park enhancements will include a picnic shelter with family restrooms, a playground, and expansive fields for open play. Lush, colorful gardens will enhance the natural beauty of the park, complete with pond enrichments and fountains. The park will be filled with wooded walking trails while swings and benches will line the perimeter. At the heart of the park, a shaded amphitheater will provide a family gathering place for outdoor concerts and events.
Honoring a Legend
Just inside the park, guests will find a memorial plaza – a meditation area dedicated to the memory of John D. Hollingsworth. As a true visionary, Hollingsworth not only assembled the tactical land holdings to ensure a successful future for the community, but also strategic resources to responsibly develop the property and realize its full potential to positively impact quality of life.
Profitable contributions from the development project will go to Hollingsworth Funds, which donates directly to Furman University, the Greenville YMCA, and grants to various Greenville County charities. In the years to come, Legacy Park will be donated back to the city of Greenville.
Upon completion, the Verdae development will also offer an impressive array of natural and leisure amenities to enhance area residents’ quality of life including forthcoming restaurants, retail stores and services. Pedestrian-friendly streets, greenways, walking trails and bike paths will connect people to various neighborhoods, while allowing them to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Verdae is located just 10 minutes away from Greenville’s downtown, which features an award-winning main street with more than 70 unique restaurants and stores, the Peace Center for Performing Arts, newly renovated Falls Park, and more.
Legacy Park construction has begun and is expected to open for family recreation in summer of 2007.
Verdae Development Sells 32 Acres to The Parvey Companies for Traditional Neighborhood Development
July 27, 2006
First Residential Lots for Sale in Verdae’s Hollingsworth Park
Greenville, S.C., July 27, 2006 – Verdae Development has sold the first residential lot component of the Verdae community to The Parvey Companies, an award-winning Georgia-based developer. Working with Verdae as master developer, Parvey will be responsible for the development of the community’s traditional neighborhood development concept which will be located in Hollingsworth Park.
“Richard Parvey and his associates will be great partners for this initial venture,” said Rick Sumerel, chief operating officer and vice president of Verdae Development Inc. “They truly understand the vision of Verdae and will create a neighborhood development that will embrace the quality and natural beauty of this community.”
Consisting of 32 acres and approximately 125 home sites in Hollingsworth Park, the initial traditional neighborhood development (TND) concept will offer a range of price points with many sites offering panoramic views of Legacy Park. Traditional neighborhood development is characterized by a community design that fosters neighborly interaction and an intimate, small-town feel. In Verdae, this will be accomplished through smaller sites with homes and porches facing the street, service alleys behind the homes, and small pocket parks throughout the community.
Parvey has selected a distinguished list of builders who will offer the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with the Verdae community. These builders will include Center Point Properties Inc., Marick Home Builders LLC, Pacesetter Custom Homes Inc., Peery Construction Company Inc., ROME Construction Group and CHW Homes of Distinction.
Residents will work one-on-one with builders to customize their home choosing from a wealth of fixtures, furnishings and exteriors. Hollingsworth Park will represent the initial stages of development within the Verdae master-planned community which will include the development of Legacy Park.
Greenville’s Marchant Company will handle the sale of the traditional neighborhood development homes and can be reached through web communication at www.marchantco.com
or by calling 888-664-6095.
About The Parvey Companies
The Parvey Companies is a collection of subsidiary companies under the management of founder Richard E. Parvey, created to provide a fully integrated approach to property development with services including acquisition, consulting, master planning and development.
The Parvey Companies was created with a vision of “place making” and the creation of unique communities of enduring quality and sound investment for the future. From Parvey’s appreciation for craftsmanship and preservation, its developments are about doing things the right way. They live in the communities they build and are creating a lifetime of memories and value for families. Recent substantial developments include projects in Florida, Georgia and Nantucket, Mass.
Verdae Unveils Plans for Development of Hollingsworth Park
July 27, 2006
Community to Include Traditional Neighborhood Development, Legacy Park
Rocky Slope Road to be Improved
Greenville, S.C., July 27, 2006 – Unveiling the inaugural stages of development of Phase I of the 1,100-acre Verdae community, the developer today announced plans for the Hollingsworth Park area including traditional neighborhood development and Legacy Park. Additionally, plans were presented to improve Rocky Slope Road, the community’s main residential thoroughfare.
“We are pleased to present Hollingsworth Park as the foundational development piece of the Verdae master plan,” said Rick Sumerel, chief operating officer and vice president of Verdae Development Inc. “This development will set the precedent for the overall caliber of the community, which Upstate residents can expect to see develop here over the next 20 years.”
Consisting of 32 acres and approximately 125 home sites, the initial traditional neighborhood development (TND) concept will offer a range of price points with many sites offering panoramic views of Legacy Park.
Traditional neighborhood development is characterized by a community design that fosters neighborly interaction and an intimate, small-town feel. In Verdae, this will be accomplished through smaller sites with homes and porches facing the street, service alleys behind the homes, and small pocket parks throughout the community.
The recreational centerpiece for Verdae, Legacy Park will be built in memorial to John D. Hollingsworth and become a central gathering point for both Greenville and Verdae residents of all ages. Spanning over 20 acres, the park will include a playground, lush gardens, water features, picnic areas, and wooded walking trails. At the heart of the park, an amphitheater will provide a family gathering place for outdoor concerts and events. Legacy Park construction will begin this summer and open for use in summer of 2007.
Anticipating an increased flow of traffic, improvements to Rocky Slope Road, the main thoroughfare for the residential portion of the community, will begin this year. Enhancements include straightening the road, the addition of bike paths in both directions, a landscaped shoulder and side walks. Raised intersections at neighborhood entrances and the addition of two traffic circles will help slow traffic between busy local roads.
The Verdae community will include pedestrian-friendly streets and greenways and walking trails connecting neighborhoods, while offering residents an opportunity to enjoy the indigenous beauty of Greenville. The community will also provide connectivity to the city’s Greenway System and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and the Millennium Campus.