North Charleston, S.C. — Jamestown, an Atlanta-based developer and owner of adaptive mixed-use developments around the world, has partnered with Southeast real estate developers William Cogswell and Jay Weaver to redevelop the 45-acre North Charleston Navy Yard.
Decommissioned in 1996 but still home to dozens of companies, the waterfront campus will be reimagined into a 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use neighborhood called Navy Yard Charleston. The project will add new office space, residences, shopping and dining to the nearby Park Circle neighborhood, as well as new green spaces, a concert hall and an outdoor events venue. The development team expects to break ground and begin renovations this year. No other construction timelines or associated costs were disclosed.
While Navy Yard Charleston will go through extensive renovations, the team has made a commitment to preserve the area’s architectural detail and history and bring new amenities to the community. The team also plans to establish a neighborhood employment program, which will reserve project-specific positions for local residents who live within the neighborhood and include a training program to help job seekers enhance their skills.
More than 20 companies are active on the grounds of North Charleston Navy Yard and employ thousands of people, including custom lighting designers, blacksmiths, underwater welders, brewers and bakers. The 45-acre the site includes the former Naval Hospital, as well as a neoclassical power plant and a series of storehouses.
Beginning its operation as a working dry dock in 1901, the Navy Yard maintained a naval presence on the North Charleston waterfront for nearly a century. Today, the site includes the former Naval Hospital, which is North Charleston’s tallest building at 10 stories, as well as a neoclassical power plant and a series of storehouses.
More than 20 companies are active on the grounds of North Charleston Navy Yard and employ thousands of people, including custom lighting designers, blacksmiths, underwater welders, brewers and bakers.