Tuesday // October 15, 2019

The Beach Company Breaks Ground on the Massive River Rock Development

Chattanooga Times Free Press Staff photo by Tim Barber/ Following Monday’s groundbreaking, Beach Company of Charleston, (SC) President John Darby, center, stands with partner Marc Leder, left, and Beach Company Development Manager Alan McMahon and talks about the new River Rock development that will take over the downtown block of land they stand on for a large condo project located between 3rd and 4th Streets.

 

The Beach Company recently broke ground on a massive mixed-use project in Chattanooga. EMJ Construction will serve as the general contractor. The Chattanooga Times Free Press covered the ground breaking. Here is an excerpt of its report:

A Charleston, South Carolina, developer of downtown condos, apartments and retail stores across the South will soon bring one of the biggest new mixed-use projects to Chattanooga’s downtown.

On a former Unum surface parking lot just a couple of blocks from the Walnut Street Bridge, the Beach Company announced today it will soon start construction on a 3.5-acre complex of 151 apartments, a dozen condominiums and 16,000 square feet of commercial space built around a 300-space parking facility just north of Unum’s corporate headquarters.

“We’ve invested all across the Southeast, but not in Chattanooga until now and we’re really excited to be here,” John Darby, the third generation CEO of the Beach Co., said today during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new River Rock project. “There’s a lot about Chattanooga that reminds me of my hometown (Charleston), including that both cities are now in the top 10 list by Conde’ Nast of the best small cities to visit.”

Beach Company Development Manager Alan McMahon said the developers hope to have the first apartments ready to rent by the end of 2020 and the entire complex, which will include a half dozen buildings from three to five stories in height, completed by 2021.

“The Beach Company is a visionary developer and this work will have a lasting impact on Chattanooga,” said Chas Torrence, EVP, EMJ Construction. “We’re proud to be a part of this important work in our hometown.”

Read the entire article: Work on one of the biggest mixed-use projects in Chattanooga’s downtown to begin soon near Unum.

 

Chattanooga Times Free Press Staff photo by Tim Barber / Hamilton County Commissioner David Sharpe, right, stands with a line of officials at Monday’s groundbreaking for the new River Rock development between 3rd and 4th Streets. From right are Sharpe, Marianne Chaney, Erskine Oglesby, Jr., David Beard, Kim White, Darryl Reyna, Marc Leder, John Darby, J.C. Darby, Alan McMahon, Tim Bowman, Tyler Cooper, Dan Doyle, Mayor Andy Burke and Mayor Jim Coppinger.

 

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