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The end is near for Sedgefield Shopping Center

Fencing and construction equipment at the vacant Sedgefield Shopping Center.
Fencing and construction equipment at the vacant Sedgefield Shopping Center.

Marsh Properties is moving forward with its plans to demolish and replace Sedgefield Shopping Center, and it looks like the center will be gone soon.

Fencing now surrounds the vacant shopping center, as well as a row of homes behind the site. Marsh Properties plans to tear down the buildings, the first step in building a new, $190 million mixed-use center on the land, anchored by a Harris Teeter and hundreds of new apartments.

A Marsh representative couldn’t be reached for details about when the demolition is scheduled to start. Redevelopment of the entire Marsh site, which comprises 60 acres, will take about a decade, the company has said, and will also require the demolition of more than 300 multifamily units, many of them brick duplexes.

Marsh has owned the land, which was once a family farm, for more than 80 years.

And don’t forget: The Pepsi site across the street from Sedgefield Shopping Center is being rezoned by Lennar Multifamily for another similar project. This stretch of South Boulevard will look very different in a few years, continuing South End’s transformation.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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