On Thursday, Dec. 14, a major North Charleston project received a final development contract vote, moving plans for the live-work-play development forward.
The development team selected for Battery Park is also developing a nearby site known as Navy Yard Charleston.
Now that the wheels are moving, it may be time to take a step back: What is Battery Park, exactly? Is it related to Navy Yard Charleston? What can we expect from all of this? Allow us to provide a glance into the expansive project.
Battery Park 🤝 Navy Yard Charleston
Battery Park is the name of a 50-acre riverfront development project just north of Noisette Creek, with the goal of creating a central business district. ~23 of the 50 acres will become public spaces + parks, 1,400+ residential units, and a mix of commercial uses.
The Navy Yard Charleston plan is a redevelopment project on the northern end of the former naval base. It’s projected to encompass ~3.5 million sqft of commercial and residential space and over 2,600 residential units across 85 acres.
The combined North Charleston projects add up to ~135 acres and will work in tandem to bring housing, jobs, businesses, and more to the area.
Vision for the area
- Office, retail, and restaurant space
- Affordable and sustainable workforce housing
- Green space and pocket parks
- Walkable and bikeable streets
- Activated waterfront
What’s to come for Battery Park
- A civic pavilion, aka 1601 Pavilion, connecting Noisette Bridge to Battery Park and serving as a market hall or event space, plus a lawn area. Anticipated completion in 2025.
- An activated waterfront area featuring live, work, and play spaces with a nod to the industrial naval shipyard past.
- Pier Alpha, a space for recreation, taxi connection, boat docking, and dining.
- 1,400 residential units (17% workforce housing)
- ~222,000 sqft of retail and restaurant space
- ~450,000 sqft of office space
Construction on Battery Park could begin as soon as next year. The project is estimated to take ~25 years to complete in total, with benchmarks to meet every five years.