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commercial construction

Mixed Use project planned in Charleston, SC

Massive Undertaking for $1 Billion Mixed Use Development on Upper Peninsula

By | Charleston SC, commercial construction

Developers of a $1 billion mixed use project announced in May on Laurel Island, just off Charleston’s upper peninsula, are seeking input from the community on its plans to develop the 160 acre site. The Lorelei project is at the end of Romney Street and calls for retail, waterfront restaurants, hotel, office space, upscale apartments, and a gourmet food hall and an entertainment venue on the water.  The project developers envision a walkable community and plan to include gathering spaces,…

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Downtown Historic Facility to Become Mixed-Use Development

Downtown Historic Storage Facility to Be Converted to New Mixed-Use Development

By | commercial construction, Commercial Space

A new mixed-use development is in the planning stages at the site of AAA Downtown Storage, a 294 unit storage business.  An Ohio developer and a local real estate investment firm have bought 12 parcels of land surrounding the historic storage facility at 44 Line Street for $8.7 million. The new development will extend to Sheppard, Meeting and Line streets and an old railroad line. The developers hope to build new apartments and businesses with open spaces, on the mid-peninsula…

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commercial construction

Charleston Office Market and Construction Activity Remains Strong in 2016

By | commercial construction, Commercial Space

The first quarter of 2016 started off steady after a very active, historic year for the Charleston office market.  2016 continues to record high rental rates, declining vacancies, and the strongest commercial construction activity in recent years, according to the Collier’s International “South Carolina Research and Forecast Report Q1 2016.” Vacancy Rates Show Steady Decline Vacancy rates remain steady at 7.8 percent in the local office market, down from 10.5 percent a year ago.  Leasing activity has been slow due…

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commercial real estate

Charleston City Council Weighs Temporary Commercial Real Estate Hotel Development Ban

By | commercial construction

Charleston City Council pulled a proposal from its recent meeting to place a temporary ban on downtown hotel projects recommended by new Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.  The Council called for a study instead by its city staff during the next 90 days about the commercial real estate matter, with a follow up report due to the Council discussing issues related to downtown development of new hotels. The Post and Courier wrote an extensive article about this issue a day ahead of the…

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church restoration

3 Things to Keep in Mind during Your Church Restoration Project

By | Church Restoration, commercial construction

Like any construction project, church restoration projects need to be carefully thought through in order to ensure the best possible, sustainable outcome for your space. Design and budget are often the first two concepts discussed when planning a church restoration project; however, there are other aspects that you will want to think through as well. How do leadership goals affect our church restoration project? There are several reasons why a church building may be in need of restoration: a need…

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commercial real estate maintenance

Save Money with Regular Commercial Real Estate Maintenance

By | commercial construction

Commercial real estate maintenance isn’t generally a topic that brings goosebumps to your skin. Talking about new building projects and innovative developments is often more exciting and interesting. But regular commercial real estate maintenance is essential to the health of your property and business. The old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement, but it is not the best advice to follow when considering maintaining commercial properties. Regular upkeep and…

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What to Expect with a Commercial Drywall Installation – Commercial Construction

By | commercial construction, Construction, Drywall

Drywall is one of the most popular wall choices in the commercial industry. And many people have had the opportunity to do some DIY projects with in-home drywall installation. However, when it comes to commercial drywall installation, hiring a professional is oftentimes the best route. When hiring a company to do your installation, you should expect the following. Uniformity Commercial drywall that is properly installed will be uniform. You won’t see cracks or fissures in the wall, and there won’t…

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