Development updates - December 13, 2018
WOODFIELD APARTMENTS Two sets of Woodfield Apartments could be coming to the area. One is slated for Robert Daniel Drive on Daniel Island and will house 264 units. The second will be in the Cainhoy area on Hopewell Lane and will contain 259 units. Not much information has been released about these two complexes, but Julie Dombrowski of The DI Development Company said that the projects are under contract and in the exploratory phase. If the projects come to fruition, Woodfield will serve as the developer. Architectural designs are being created by SeamonWhiteside.
OVERTURE At 7770 Farr Street, construction is well underway on an apartment complex geared towards residents 55 years old and over. The property, being developed by Greystar, is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer 2019. The site will have 197 one and two bedroom units. The housing will be age-restricted to active adults, but is not an assisted living center. Overture has a leasing office/showroom located at 133 River Landing Drive, Suite 100, on Daniel Island. For additional information, visit www.liveoverture.com/communities/charleston-daniel-island/.
297 SEVEN FARMS DRIVE Currently called “297,” this commercial building adjacent to Church of the Holy Cross on Seven Farms Drive is in the beginning stages of construction, with an estimated completion date of the third quarter of 2019. The spot will house office space and light retail on a 1.45 acre site. According to Phillip Manchester, a partner with S.L. Shaw & Associates, the entire first floor has already been rented out by businesses.
NEW SPEED HUMPS COMING TO BARFIELD STREET A section of Barfield Street between Daniel Island Drive and Pierce Street will soon be getting four new speed humps, similar to those installed by the City of Charleston on Blakeway Street many years ago. The project, initiated by residents of Barfield Street in May of 2017, is set to begin either this week or next week. “It seems like Barfield Street is a relatively busy street,” noted area resident Jim Chalupsky, who spearheaded the effort. “People use it to access Daniel Island School…it’s just a lot of traffic. For Daniel Island, it’s a pretty big artery. There are also a lot of kids that use it to go to BE. I saw a lot of people speeding, so I spoke with neighbors about it. I was just worrying about my kids more than anything.” The City of Charleston is handling construction of the speed humps, noted Chalupsky. “I know speed humps aren’t the end-all-be-all, but at least it will be a little help,” he said. “…I know the speed humps on Blakeway have helped the people there, so we’re hoping people on Barfield Street will have similar positive results.”