Spinning A Path for Greenville Living

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From food halls to Class-A apartments, the American Spinning Mill is spinning a path for Greenville living.  With Greenville, SC increasing in population expected to grow almost 24% over the next five years (source), the need for Class-A apartments is greater than ever. 

Phase 1 Site Plan: Approved for Northland

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Northland Shopping Center has been a landmark in Southfield since it opened in 1954. Wildly successful upon its debut, the center had grown and changed over the years, sadly culminating in its bankruptcy and closure in 2015. Contour Companies will invest in the property in order to inject a bright, new vitality into the derelict shopping center, restore its historic fabric, and create a destination community that will once again place Northland back in the public’s eye as a landmark and desirable place to be.

Hammett Street Market – a new food hall in Greenville, SC

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Located between Poinsett Highway and Pete Hollis Boulevard and just two miles from downtown Greenville, the former textile mill served as a catalyst for the surrounding community until it closed in the 1990s. Today, Contour Companies is converting the 117-year-old American Spinning Mill into a mixed-use development with 260 apartments and 50,000 square feet of commercial space, possibly including a brewery. 

The mill complex consists of several buildings and structures developed over the last 100 years. The property includes two contributing buildings: the main mill building and the cotton warehouses (with subsequent additions). There are two contributing structures, which include the water tower and the historic smokestack. Contour Companies will keep the smokestack and water tower as part of preserving the historic integrity of the property.

Once known as the Textile Center of the World, Greenville had 16 cotton mills and two dye/bleaching/processing mills with geographic locations that physically created a crescent shape. When the textile mills were active, they had their own stores, doctors, recreational facilities and other services. When the mills closed, services did, as well. However, one-quarter of Greenville County’s residents still reside along the Textile Crescent, many of them without access to needed, nearby services.  This is something that Contour Companies hopes to rejuvenate for the expected 2,000 new residents to the area in the coming years.

Old mill spins new apartments for Greenville, SC

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Located between Poinsett Highway and Pete Hollis Boulevard and just two miles from downtown Greenville, the former textile mill served as a catalyst for the surrounding community until it closed in the 1990s. Today, Contour Companies is converting the 117-year-old American Spinning Mill into a mixed-use development with 260 apartments and 50,000 square feet of commercial space, possibly including a brewery. 

The mill complex consists of several buildings and structures developed over the last 100 years. The property includes two contributing buildings: the main mill building and the cotton warehouses (with subsequent additions). There are two contributing structures, which include the water tower and the historic smokestack. Contour Companies will keep the smokestack and water tower as part of preserving the historic integrity of the property.

Once known as the Textile Center of the World, Greenville had 16 cotton mills and two dye/bleaching/processing mills with geographic locations that physically created a crescent shape. When the textile mills were active, they had their own stores, doctors, recreational facilities and other services. When the mills closed, services did, as well. However, one-quarter of Greenville County’s residents still reside along the Textile Crescent, many of them without access to needed, nearby services.  This is something that Contour Companies hopes to rejuvenate for the expected 2,000 new residents to the area in the coming years.

Historic shopping turned fashionable living

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Northland Shopping Center has been a landmark in Southfield since it opened in 1954. Wildly successful upon its debut, the center had grown and changed over the years, sadly culminating in its bankruptcy and closure in 2015. Contour Companies will invest in the property in order to inject a bright, new vitality into the derelict shopping center, restore its historic fabric, and create a destination community that will once again place Northland back in the public’s eye as a landmark and desirable place to be.

Residents move into newly renovated Larchmont Estates

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Prior to Contour Companies acquiring the property at the end of 2014, the conditions inside The Larchmont Estates (then known as Riviera Maia) were almost unlivable. In fact, the 500 unit property was condemned by the city of Toledo in 2014 which forced more than 100 tenants to move out. Today, it’s a much different situation as the Larchmont Estates has been renovated with new carpet, paint, cabinets, updated bathrooms and the addition of granite counter tops.

Contour Companies has brought the property back to life with an outstanding occupancy rate – along with reducing the crime rate in the local area. At the time of acquisition, there were as many as 30 calls to the police in one day. The property had developed an image ridden with drugs and crime. Today, Contour Companies has reported as few as 0 police reports during a 30 day period at The Larchmont Estates.

Downtown apartment living in Poe Mill

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It’s been about 17 years since the Poe Mill structure was destroyed in a fire, leaving uncertainty and an eyesore for the community in its place.

After the fire, the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority began environmental cleanup, working alongside the Department of Health and Environmental Control to ensure all harmful materials were removed. Once the first phase of cleanup was completed, GCRA had to figure out what to do with the place.

That’s when Contour Companies stepped in with a proposal. Specializing in multifamily housing and mixed-use developments, Contour aims to transform the 11-acre property into a massive development.

Our ‘A to Z’ Integrated Team

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From commercial and residential developments to multi-family revitalizations, the Contour stamp is designed with an infusion of style and comfort, insuring that spaces interact seamlessly with their surroundings.

Our mission is to provide residence with an at-home feeling, for comfortable and idyllic living.

New condominiums bring idyllic living to Lake Orion

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Contour Companies is bringing new construction to Lake Orion, MI with the introduction of 12 condominiums by the end of the year. The designs cater to empty nesters and active 55+ who are seeking luxury housing without the maintenance.

A modern kitchen with wood cabinetry, quartz countertops and stainless appliances are included – along with a gas fireplace. When completed, a homeowner will have their choice of a first or second floor master bedroom. In addition, each condominium includes crown molding, hardwood floors and tile throughout with carpeted bedrooms.

Contour Companies expects the construction to be completed on all 12 condominiums before Winter 2017.

A new look coming to the former Riviera Maia

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The old Riviera Maia apartment complex has life again. New tenants have moved into the refurbished complex. The complex has a new name. It’s called the Larchmont Estates. Three families have now moved in. That’s a major step in a major renovation project. The conditions inside the complex were almost unlivable at the end of 2014. Now it’s a much different situation with new carpet, paint, bathrooms redone and the addition of granite counter tops.

“Every time I walk somebody through the apartment their first reaction is ‘Oh wow’ and that’s exactly what I want.” – Larchmont Property Manager

The 500 unit property was condemned by the city of Toledo in 2014 which forced more than 100 tenants to move out. Today, it’s a much different situation as The Larchmont Estates has been renovated with new carpet, paint, cabinets, updated bathrooms and the addition of granite counter tops.

Contour Companies has brought the property back to life with an outstanding occupancy rate – along with reducing the crime rate in the local area.