Business Briefs - July 26, 2018
O2 FITNESS ON DI MOVING TO CENTRAL ISLAND SQUARE
Daniel Island’s only full service public gym is expected to move to a new, larger space at Central Island Square on Island Park Drive later this year. According to Peter Harper of Lee & Associates, the commercial brokerage company handling the lease, the gym will occupy 8,320 square feet of space in two suites at 866 Island Park Drive.
“They will be a great compliment to DI providing a centralized first floor location with state of the art equipment and facilities,” said Harper.
O2 Fitness, formerly known as East Shore Athletic Club, first set up shop on Daniel Island in 2006 at its current location on Seven Farms Drive.
“This half-mile move from the current club location will result in a huge upgrade for O2 Fitness Daniel Island members,” states an announcement on the O2 website. “This club will be a corner flagship of the beautiful new Central Island Square mixed-use center in the heart of Daniel Island.”
The new facility will nearly double the size of useable fitness space, continued the announcement, and will feature a well-appointed group fitness studio, a large area for functional training, new strength and cardio equipment, luxury locker rooms, and a “Kids Club” – a new addition for Daniel Island.
The space is expected to open by the end of the year or in early 2019, noted Harper.
NEW APARTMENT COMPLEX PROPOSED FOR 526/CLEMENTS FERRY RD
A proposed five-story, multi-family apartment complex to be located at the intersection of I-526 and Clements Ferry Road is moving through the City of Charleston design approval process. The project went before the Design Review Board on July 16, but was denied for “architectural direction,” according to the minutes posted on the city’s website. The applicant, Seamon Whiteside & Associates, was asked to provide renderings from 526 and Clements Ferry Road and to make some adjustments to the exterior design, parking schematics and landscaping plan. Board members also requested a more “pedestrian-like space with more trees.”
The developer of the complex is Hawthorne at Daniel Island Apartments LLC of Greensboro, N.C. The site for the new community is located on the southwest corner of the intersection, across from the I-526 exit ramp to Mount Pleasant. The complex is expected to house a projected 300 units.
GIGABIT CONNECTIVITY COMING TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
Home Telecom has partnered with Charleston’s East West Partners (EWP) to provide Gigabit connectivity to their new residential building, The Gadsden. The partnership marks the most recent “GigUP Charleston” Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) implementation in downtown Charleston.
According to a press release, the new offering will provide “lightning fast gigabit internet connectivity that is 40-times faster than standard internet service.” Home Telecom launched the GigUP Charleston initiative in early 2017. According to Home Telecom CEO, William S. Helmly, “We have accomplished our initial goal to kick-off the gigabit conversation and generate excitement around the possibility of faster internet speed on the peninsula. While the project is not moving as quickly as we had hoped, we’re constantly working to provide more access to gigabit speeds on the peninsula.”
As early as 2004, Home Telecom began offering FTTP on Daniel Island, expanding the fiber network throughout Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties. In 2013, they became the first to offer gigabit internet services in South Carolina with its partnership with Nexton in Summerville. Today, Home Telecom is actively serving over 29,000 residential and business addresses.