Proposed mixed use map

GREENSBORO — A 20,000-square-foot mixed use development is planned for the northwest edge of downtown across from Deep Roots Market, said Allen Sharpe, a developer with Carlyle Construction Group.

The $3 million, three-story building is likely to contain a restaurant and one or two retail businesses on the first floor, and space for wedding receptions or private events of up to 150 people on the second floor, Sharpe said.

The remainder of the second and third floors would be used as general office space.

The city will consider rezoning the 0.58 acres on Monday.

“We’ll be pushing the building closer to Eugene Street, which is why we’re trying to rezone it, and ultimately push it closer to the greenway for a nice little area there,” Sharpe said.

The developer would first have to demolish the Steele & Vaughn Building that sits on the property, which is on Battleground Avenue and a stone’s throw away from NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Kernersville-based architecture firm McRae & Co. designed the building, inspired by the Puck Building in New York. The first floor is planned to be 16 feet high with an urban, exposed feel, Sharpe said.

He said he hopes the building will be finished by the end of 2014, but it could open earlier if the process goes smoothly.

Sharpe declined to say who his tenants are.

“We have four different business lined up to go. I’m actually overbooked for the space that I have,” Sharpe said.

There’s also potential dining space on the roof of the building, which would have a view of downtown and the fireworks after Grasshoppers games.

“Nothing’s set in stone right now,” Sharpe said. “It’s our hope that we can bring it to the finish line and we’ll have a great project that will enhance downtown Greensboro.”

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