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Navy Yard at Noisette Press Release – Year in Review

February 9, 2010

PROGRESS HAPPENS HERE

THE NAVY YARD AT NOISETTE

The Navy Yard at Noisette has ended the year strong, with several recent closings and others projects heading toward completion.

North Charleston, SC (February 9, 2010) In the past year, the Navy Yard at Noisette (NYN) has been alive with activity and continues to aggressively push forward despite economic challenges.

NYN has submitted for the LEED Neighborhood Development Pilot Program certification. A draft nomination for listing the Navy Yard Hospital District of the National Register of Historic Places has also been submitted.

After purchasing historic Building NH-55, Coleman Snow Engineers, Inc. continues renovations to the historic 17,000 square foot building, aiming for LEED Silver certification. When completed, the building will serve as the company’s new headquarters, and will be home to more than 25 employees.

South Carolina Electric & Gas is nearing completion of a new Substation that will provide modern electric service to the Navy Yard.

WPC Engineering officially received a LEED Gold certification for their corporate headquarters, Building 76.

The sale of Building 780 to the Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR) was the first closing of 2010.  LOR  provides goods and services to children that have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse serving the tri-county area.

The City of North Charleston and Testa Corporation of Wakefield Massachusetts completed the exterior refurbishment of the historic Powerhouse in just a few months, removing several coal silos and storage buildings, revealing its stunning architecture. The Runaway Bay Restaurant is being created in one of the historic Panama Officer’s Quarters on the Cooper River, by four sisters, Donna, Mary, Lileeth & Alexis Kong. True Jamaican transplants, the sisters are nearing completion and the realization of their plans after purchasing the Quarters K building. According to Donna, “We [will be] the only casual- upscale dinning facility in the Tri-county area offering the cuisine we will have…Authentic Jamaican and Caribbean food.”

Currently the NYN is 97% Leased. Many new companies have joined the community including, People Matter, a HR technology start-up; Green Roof Outfitters (GRO), a green roof company; The Cut Company, a local videographer business; TeleConsultants and DesignMill, SPAWAR defense contractors; Intermodal Bridge Transport and Campright Transport Service, Inc., both transportation/logistics companies; and The Palmetto Scholars Academy, the first regional charter school for gifted students.

NYN was home to several large events – Kulture Klash V, United Artists 4Hope, Convoy of Hope, Lowcountry Area ABATE Toy Run, Friends of the Library Book Sale, the City of North Charleston’s Culture Arts Festival Quilt & Fiber Exhibition, Riverfront Race Festival and the Lowcountry Artisan Collective, “Best of the Best” art show. Many non-profit organizations such as Lowcountry Earth Force, SC Sea Grant/COSEE, HUB Academy, Michaux Conservancy, Noisette Foundation, Lowcountry Civic Justice Corps, Charleston Tri-County Homebuilder’s Association, the Atlantic Green Homebuilders Conference, Parents Anonymous and Lowcountry Local First held repeated seminars, association meetings, and arts festivals throughout the year. The SC Department of Commerce, Naval Health Clinic, Academic Magnet High School, the Charleston County School of the Arts and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce also held events at the NYN.

For more information on the Navy Yard at Noisette, Please visit WWW.Navyyardsc.com. For information on  the before mentioned companies, please Contact us at info@noisettesc.com

The Navy Yard at Noisette is a 340-acre, sustainable urban redevelopment that includes parts of the former Charleston Naval Base. For information on the Navy Yard, go to www.navyyardsc.com,

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