Merchant's Gate is the vision of A. Scott Ward. Scott is a native of the upstate of South Carolina and after many years of living abroad, is now proud and honored to call Pendleton home. Unlike most developments, Merchant's Gate has been patterned after some of the most beloved places in the world but always with special emphasis on Southern Architecture and design.
Much of the Merchant's Gate development has been guided by the
tenets of New Urbanism. New Urbanism is a development philosophy
which offers an alternative to suburban sprawl by providing housing,
public spaces, shopping, work and recreation within a 10-minute
walking distance. This philosophy seeks to rebuild the core city
neighborhoods with housing clustered near commercial service areas.
The 13 acres of Merchant's Gate are a perfect setting for a residential
neighborhood composed of town homes aned mixed lot sizes that is geared
to those who wish to walk to the library, restaurants, bakery, shopping,
repose on the Town Square, or even catch an evening at the theatre.
By carefully crafting building and architectural covenants, emphasis will be
on the quality of square feet rather than quantity. This kind of planning ensures consistent and attractive development and the ability to modify without a change in quality.
"As a developer, I can do a lot to establish the right framework for the creation of a great community, but it will take the talents of architects, engineers, builders, and most of all the people who will call Merchant's Gate their home to make it a community. Come join us in building a new historic neighborhood in Pendleton."
A. Scott Ward
A New "Historic" Neighborhood in
Pendleton, South Carolina
Distinctly Southern, Distinctly Pendleton
Phone: 864.646.5284 135 Micasa Drive Pendleton, SC 29670.
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