Sedgefield Shopping Center demolition to start in 2nd quarter

Sedgefield Shopping Center will soon be no more, as the retail complex's owners prepare for demolition that will make way for a new, mixed-use development.

A representative of owner Marsh Properties told me recently that the company plans to start demolition and site work on the South End location in the second quarter this year. After that, construction on phase one of the $190-million mixed-use redevelopment is set to start. A Harris Teeter, along with 14,000 square feet of retail space, is set to deliver in early 2017. That will be followed by 300 apartment units.

The planned redevelopment covers more than the shopping center: The area totals 59.4 acres, extending east of South Boulevard along Elmhurst Road. You can see a PDF of a detailed site plan, with roads and different development phases, online here.

Sedgefield Shopping Center is far from the only project going on right now on that stretch of South Boulevard.

▪ Pepsi Bottling Ventures is looking to sell their 5.2-acre site across the street, at South Blvd. and New Bern, marketing it as a major redevelopment opportunity.

▪ Developer Peter Pappas is looking at a site at Remount and South Blvd. for a new apartment complex.

▪ And Publix is set to open in March or early April a few blocks north, where Camden is also building a 266-unit Camden Southline complex.