Navy Yard Charleston has begun the redevelopment of two historic storehouses, dubbed Storehouses 8 and 9, on the former Naval base in North Charleston. Read up on the history of the base dating back to 1901, here.
Set to open in 2024, the storehouses are expected to transform into shops, offices, restaurants, live-work spaces, and apartments as part of a multi-phase plan to restore a portion of the property into a mixed-use neighborhood. Here’s an overview of the master plan by the numbers:
- 70+. The acreage of the property set to be transformed
- 12. Historic buildings outlined, including the “Three Sisters” warehouses and the Navy Hospital. According to the website, the former Navy Hospital is expected to serve as apartments and live-work spaces.
- 2,400+. Residential units that may be incorporated
- 3,500,000. The square footage of expected shopping, dining, office, and residential space
Where are we now?
Storehouse Row, the focus of the redevelopment phase that has broken ground, includes the restoration of Storehouses 8 and 9. Here’s what this entails:
- Storehouse 8: This 40,000-sqft building is expected to be repurposed into offices, event space, and a restaurant. Originally constructed in 1906, plans include reconditioning early details including trim, flooring, and hallways.
- Storehouse 9: Built in 1918, this 67,000-sqft building is set to include ground-floor shops and restaurants, 86 live-work units, and a rooftop restaurant. Eight of the live-work units are expected to be “geared to makers and artisans.”
Recognized as Storehouse 8.5, a new restaurant space is also slated to be developed between the two buildings, featuring outdoor dining and an event lawn.
The development team has partnered with community organizations including Historic Charleston Foundation. Navy Hospital redevelopment plans may feature a neighborhood employment program offering residents project-specific positions.