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Old 09-24-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I grew up in Williamsburg County and Northwoods Mall was always the mall where my family went for Christmas shopping, back to school shopping, etc. Kingstree is up Hwy 52 and after all that driving, we didn't want to venture out to Citadel Mall (although back in the late 90s and early 2000s, it was quite a popular mall!). Plus the area has other shopping like Best Buy and Old Navy. We got my first computer from that Best Buy .

Oh, and I love Dairy Queen. Chocolate dipped ice cream cones? I'm in!
It's been like that for a long time. I know people as far away as Andrews who travel to Northwoods Mall. Sam's Club when it was on Rivers Avenue always had a lot of those folks. With one Sam's and one Costco, those places are always jammed on Saturdays.

Citadel Mall also had a lot of folks from other areas before that went downhill. There was a lot of folks who traveled from Colleton County to the mall since it was a short jaunt from 64 over to 17. One thing which hurt both malls was the inability to build a second level and little expansion.

Neither mall has expanded really since they opened. Northwoods though had all the shopping centers built around it in the 90s. Citadel Mall's outparcels were built in the 80s and was stuck with anchors like Phar-Mor and others that didn't have the cache of the Northwoods anchors.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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toured the new condo building being built in Mount Pleasant - the first four floors are up

Lobby construction


Lobby as rendered



View from unit 428
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Bishkek/Charleston
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toured the new condo building being built in Mount Pleasant - the first four floors are up

Lobby construction


Lobby as rendered



View from unit 428
Great! Something contemporary for this area for a change.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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I'm not sure that I would call that contemporary, but I guess it's closer than a lot of other construction that we see around here. The other buildings were very well done when built. I'm assuming the new crew doing building 4 will end up with a similar quality finished product.

Shem,
What's the situation like so far from a real estate perspective? There was an absolute feeding frenzy when the original Tides buildings went up, but again that was right before the bubble.

Also, anyone know what the deal is with the construction near there just on the other side of the base of the bridge? I can't remember the name of the project, but it's the one on the right as you pull into the parking areas for walking the bridge and going to the park.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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It's very contemporary IMO. Not modern or any other style in particular. It's current and not referencing any historical design styles.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Shem,
What's the situation like so far from a real estate perspective? There was an absolute feeding frenzy when the original Tides buildings went up, but again that was right before the bubble.

Also, anyone know what the deal is with the construction near there just on the other side of the base of the bridge? I can't remember the name of the project, but it's the one on the right as you pull into the parking areas for walking the bridge and going to the park.
The original developer of the Tides had to foreclose, and the project was taken over by East West developers who turned it around. This project is financed by the Carlyle Group. They are ahead of schedule with sales, already have commitments on 20 of the 54 units, with most of the interest coming from local buyers. It is probably surprising to hear they have sold that many when the property is far from done, but buyers have a good understanding of what the finished product will be from existing buildings and the renderings, which are impressive. Great marketing. Keep in mind they also have to compete with resales from Tides I and II, of which there are 21 units currently listed.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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more base of the bridge development talk

Developer wants OK to nearly double height limit in Mount Pleasant - Post and Courier
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Mount Pleasant needs to get over the hatred of tall buildings thing. This is a no brainer.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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The survey results on the P&C's story show that 63% object to the increased height while 28% approved and 9% had no opinion. 270 respondents.

Judging by the comments in the article, it sounded like the town council members were going to oppose the height increase no matter what. The climate in the town is anti-growth, which is not surprising as this is more blow back from the Boulevard. I understand the sentiment, but at the same time, think they should be willing to do a little more in the way of a cost-benefit analysis.

There's also a lot we can do with technology today that we couldn't do in the past. Virtual models can be embedded in a google earth animation to show what the proposed structure would look like from various points around the town. I think any developer who wants to make the case that they should be granted a variance like this should provide this type of media as a way to help decision makers better visualize and understand their proposal.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: TPA
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I don't see the issue. Mount Pleasant is running out of space and needs to get denser. Mount Pleasant also needs more office space so people can commute less. If this was say Town Center or Shem Creek I could understand, but the edge of the city off the bridge I feel could work. You already have a cluster of buildings there, its growing into a nice looking riverfront.

But if not, the developer should just move across the river and build on Morrison. 150 feet is really not that tall. There's plenty of church steeples downtown higher than that. I think people are afraid of us Atlanta-ing or Charlotte-ing, but that's not the case. Charleston needs more hotel space and office space, especially if our tourism and IT future looks as good as people are saying. Just my opinion.
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