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Colliers facilitates sale of 12 acres of land along future Swamp Rabbit Trail extension

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Greenville, SC – Colliers | South Carolina’s Frank Hammond, CCIM, CPM represented Barry Alford in the sale of 12 acres of land at 2500 Woodlark Street in Greenville, SC to Huntington Holdings LLC for $2,700,000. The land is located along the future Swamp Rabbit Trail extension projected to be complete by the end of Q1 2023. 

“This land has several qualities that make the property unique and extremely desirable,” said Frank Hammond of Colliers | South Carolina. “It has a gorgeous, natural setting between two major corridors, Laurens Road and I-385, with close proximity to Downtown Greenville, and the Swamp Rabbit Trail will soon bisect the property.” 

The property originally consisted of ±17 acres with frontage on Laurens Road and was subdivided to welcome businesses including Home Team BBQ, Flying Rabbit Adventures and Double Stamp Brewery. The remaining ±12 acres of land features over ±1,500 feet of fee simple former rail line, the same abandoned roadbed in which the Swamp Rabbit Trail began as a 9-mile greenway. 

Plans for the extension of the Swamp Rabbit Trail include the continuation of aligning a parallel sequence to the inactive rail bed stretching from Downtown Greenville to Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Bridges have been constructed as a part of this extension with the newest delivery crossing Laurens Road and a future bridge crossing Haywood Road to be completed Q1 2023. The coordination of the Swamp Rabbit construction allowed Colliers an opportunity to add value for the correct buyer. 

The Swamp Rabbit Trail spans 22 miles, beginning at Lake Conestee Nature Preserve and ending just north of Travelers Rest city limits. The trail sees walkers and cyclists of all ages with friendly features like rest areas and air-pump stations for its patrons. Swamp Rabbit traverses through popular public parks like the newly delivered Unity Park and Falls Park on the Reedy, and it streams booming businesses along its line including breweries, eateries and retail shops.

Frank Hammond is a Shareholder with Colliers | South Carolina who specializes in land brokerage throughout the Greenville-Spartanburg market.

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Frank Hammond

Vice President

Greenville

Serving as a Shareholder of the company, my specific areas of brokerage expertise include landlord/seller and tenant/buyer representation for land, retail and investment properties. I also have significant experience advising and consulting with financial institutions on troubled assets and OREO.

The most rewarding part of my job is identifying either a problem and solving it or recognizing an opportunity and capitalizing on it. This is a strength that translates into real estate solutions for my clients that not only accomplish the goal set forth, but also exceed their expectations and set a path for continuous business growth. I am very straightforward in my approach to real estate and interacting with clients, always handling a deal for the client’s wants and best interests first and foremost. 

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