10 WestEdge is a 9-story mixed-use development with a 5-story parking deck that will replace the Crosby’s Seafood at 382 Spring Street as part of the Horizon development now known as WestEdge re-development with MUSC. A ground floor 45,800 SF grocery store is part of 10 WestEdge. An announcement is due soon, but rumors are that Publix or possibly HarrisTeeter is the chosen one. See the article here from Warren Wise of The Post and Courier.
The Medical University of South Carolina will consolidate some 300 back-office employees into Parkshore Centre, a recently-purchased 30-year old office building in West Ashley. MUSC paid local developer Durlach Associates some $28.4M ($242/SF) for the renovated and LEED certified 117k SF 3-story multi-tenant building where they already occupy about one-half of the building. Similarly, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is building a $28M, 130k SF building in Palmetto Commerce Park where it plans to consolidate some 600 non-clinical workers in early 2016. John McDermott of The Post and Courier has the story here.
AZ-based Healthcare Trust of America announced it paid some $10.6M for a 40k SF building occupied by MUSC at 8992 University Blvd. in N CHS, its fifth purchase since 2010, now totaling some $65M. John McDermott has the story here for The Post and Courier.
A four-story, 103k SF mixed-use development near MUSC that will include 63 residential units is planned for 96-102 President Street. The company appears to be headed by a Myrtle Beach resident and will have three floors of student housing above parking and retail. Tim Keane, the city’s director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability, says the design is too modern and doesn’t expect it to be approved. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the story.
UPDATE – Mr. Keane is usually right on what the city likes/wants. The designers of the project was sent back to the drawing boards, as the Board of Architectural Review was left “uninspired”.
The city’s Board of Architectural Review unanimously approved the demolition of the former Charleston Memorial Hospital building and a new 10-story, $350M building that will house MUSC’s Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavillion. Ashley Hefferman of The Charleston Regional Business Journal has the story.
In a game-changer for a rather blighted area of N CHS, the city will buy a 24-acre parcel at Rivers Avenue and Mall Drive and donate it to the Medical University of South Carolina so MUSC can build its $40M pediatric medical campus on the site. Ashley Heffernan of The CHS Regional Business Journal has the story.
With just 60 units, and some of those “workforce housing”, a $15M apartment project has been proposed for the corner of Spring Street and Septima P. Clark Expressway on the west side of downtown near the medical district. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the story.