The Navy Yard in North Charleston is getting a makeover.
Atlanta-based real estate and investment giant Jamestown announced a partnership with William Cogswell + Jay Weaver to reposition the North Charleston Navy Yard into a mixed-use neighborhood space called Navy Yard Charleston.
This 45 acre space is set to house the following across 1.2 million sqft:
💼 Office spaces
🌿 Green Spaces
🛍 Shopping + dining areas
🎟 Outdoor events venue + concert hall
If you’re wondering where you may have heard the name before, Jamestown is known for the redevelopment of Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, and Industry City in Brooklyn.
The Navy Yard Charleston team is currently in the Design Phase – exploring how the buildings will be repurposed – and expects to break ground + start renovations this year. Navy Yard Charleston will have extensive renovations, but the team has made a commitment to preserve the area’s local character, architectural detail, and history, while bringing new amenities to the community along the Cooper River.
Since it was decommissioned in 1996, some of The Navy Yard’s historic buildings have remained in use for various purposes. Today, the land includes the former Naval Hospital – North Charleston’s tallest building at 10 stories, a neoclassical power plant, and series of storehouses.
About two dozen companies on the grounds employ thousands of Charlestonians. Navy Yard Charleston is joining a number of historic naval yards across the country that have recently been reimagined + repurposed for modern use – including the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Navy Yard, Philadelphia.
The development team is also committed to supporting the local economy and plans to establish a neighborhood employment program to help stimulate economic growth. The program will reserve project-specific positions for local residents living in the neighborhood and have a training program that helps job seekers strengthen their skills.