Development Briefs - November 28, 2019
UPDATE ON 890 ISLAND PARK DRIVE
The event hall and performance venue slated for 890 Island Park Drive is still in the design phase, according to Cheryl Smithem, spokesperson for Amplify, LLC, the company managing the development of the project.
She said groundbreaking is expected in early 2020, subject to economic conditions and acceptable construction bids.
The flexible event hall is currently being designed to accommodate a 300-person banquet style event, with the ability to be reconfigured to a 500-person corporate conference and performance venue with raked seating that slopes upward away from the stage. The space is suitable for large group presentations, small music concerts, recitals, and other similar performances. The total size of the project is approximately 40,000 square feet, with 32,000 square feet for the event space and 8,000 square feet for retail space.
Amplify, LLC, is a Charleston-based business services firm that is managing all phases of development for this project.
Privately financed by a local investment fund, the event space is scheduled to open in early 2021.
Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects (SMHa) — an architectural firm based in Mount Pleasant and specializing in commercial architecture — is in charge of the design.
Currently referred to as the 890 Project, the final name is still under development and will be released to the public at a later date.
For more information, visit online at https://890project.com.
UPDATE ON MUSC HEALTH STADIUM
Now that the Charleston Battery soccer team is under new ownership and relocating to Mount Pleasant, the future use of the land where the MUSC Health Stadium sits on Daniel Island still remains unknown.
Matt Sloan, president of the DI Development Company, said at the Daniel Island Town Association meeting on Nov. 21 that the stadium is slated to be torn down in January.
John Holder, of Holder Properties, which owns the land, said plans for the property are still being finalized and more information about the redevelopment will be known at the beginning of the year,
“We’re doing a lot of work, but we’re looking at all our options,” Holder said.