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Mid Year Update From the “Yard”

July 8, 2010

Greetings from the Noisette Company,

Please take a minute to review information regarding the Navy Yard at Noisette.  Feel free to share/forward this email/link with your friends, colleagues and employees.

***Public Forum to discuss Revitalization Plans Tonight***

North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey and City Council invites the community to Felix C. Davis Community Center within Park Circle on Thursday, July 8, 2010. There will be a neighborhood cookout at 5:00 pm, followed by a public forum at 6:00 pm to discuss the potential implementation of the City’s ongoing revitalization plans.

The Charleston Business Journal has learned that the city has drafted a memorandum of understanding with development firm Shipyard Creek Associates and railroad operator CSX Transportation that, if approved by City Council, would eliminate rail service to the former Navy base from the north in favor of a new southern line.

City Council will be presented with the memorandum during its 7 p.m. meeting Thursday at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in Park Circle.

North Charleston’s City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm will be at Felix C. Davis Community Center, rather than City Hall.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Felix C. Davis Community Center

5:00 pm – Neighborhood Cookout

6:00 pm – Public Forum

7:00 pm – City Council meeting

Project Updates:

It’s been a busy 2010 here at the “Yard”.  We are excited about the progress made in 2010 and would like to take a minute to share our success stories.

New construction projects are in process as well as historic restoration and the Yard is quite active on a daily basis.  The Yard is 97% leased and we continue to push forward despite economic challenges.  The Noisette Company is confident and excited about the future of the project and we look forward to continued success.

The Navy Yard recently received designation as a LEED Neighborhood Development project.  LEED rating systems have driven the marketplace toward recognizing the central tenet of green building: that our economic, environmental and personal health is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, learn, shop, heal, dine and play.  LEED for Neighborhood Development certifies projects of all sizes – whether a third of an acre or 300,000 acres – in four credit categories unique to this rating system: Smart Location & Linkage, Neighborhood Pattern & Design, Green Infrastructure & Buildings, and Innovation & Design Process. These credit categories integrate the principles of smart growth, new urbanism and green building into the first national rating system for neighborhood design. LEED for Neighborhood Development enables us to bring the integrated, holistic approach that defines LEED from the building level to the whole-development level.  We are very proud of this achievement and you should be too!

SCEG Power Substation – South Carolina Electric & Gas is nearing completion of a new Substation that will provide modern electric service to the Navy Yard.  It is located near the intersection of McMillan Avenue and St Johns Avenue.

We will announce the new restaurant going in at 10 Storehouse Row soon.  The Noisette Company Development team is finalizing the agreement this week.

We’d like to welcome our newest “Yarders”: Live Oak Consultants, Coleman Snow Consultants, West Yard Lofts, Starsity Graphics, ILLFX Designs, Palmetto Scholars Academy, & Biohabitats.

Live Oak Consultants is a full service civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm providing quality design services. They provide engineering, project management and planning which yield functional, cost-effective solutions to meet their client’s current and future facility needs.  Live Oak purchased a historic Panama house adjacent to Riverfront Park and are in the process of restoring this beautiful structure.

Coleman Snow Consultants is a professional civil engineering consulting firm that purchased the building known as NH55 for their new headquarters.  The building is part of the Navy Yard’s Naval Hospital Historic District and is located on Turnbull Avenue.  Originally built in 1941 as part of the Naval Hospital Complex, this building had been boarded up since 1996 when the Naval Base shut down.  Renovations are nearly complete and they have begun their move into their new office.

West Yard Lofts is a 60-unit apartment building under construction off of Noisette Blvd.  Landmark Asset Services Inc., based in Winston-Salem, N.C., purchased the property in February and is building the apartments, called West Yard Lofts, as affordable housing.  This is the first new construction at the former Navy Base in decades.  The building is scheduled to be completed by the year’s end and ready for tenants by January.  The addition of residential space is an important step forward for the Navy Yard at Noisette, which is based on a sustainable live, work, play philosophy of mixed-use development.

Starsity Graphics is a photography and graphic design company that recently moved into 10 Storehouse Row

ILLFX Designs is a full service, creative brand design and marketing agency working in website design, logo branding, print advertising design, and online marketing operating out of 10 Storehouse Row.

Palmetto Scholars Academy is a first of it’s kind public charter school for high ability learners.  It is slated to open for the Fall 2010-2011 school year. Initial grades will include 6th through 8th grades. Each class will have 24 students and there will be 3 classes per grade level.  In Fall 2011-2012, 9th grade will be added. Each following school year another high school grade will be added until PSA encompasses grades 6–12 in 2014.  Located adjacent to the Navy Yard’s Historic Hospital District off of Avenue H and Avenue F, the school is creating an educational experience unique for it’s students and parents.

Biohabitats is an Ecological Restoration, Planning and Design Firm.  Biohabitats has worked on projects all over the country by renewing economic opportunities and reconnecting communities to the landscape.  They are located at 10 Storehouse Row.

Follow the Navy Yard Online via Social Media:

There are multiple ways to keep in touch with the Navy Yard at Noisette-

Navy Yard Blog ( – Our most popular site, weekly updates on all things Navy Yard related.  Make sure to email subscribe once on the site to ensure timely updates delivered to your email inbox.

Navy Yard Website (

Facebook NavyYard Sc – Be our friend and stay up to date on a daily basis.  Read related sustainable development industry news.

Twitter @NavyYardSc – Join over 800 in following our tweets 🙂

YouTube ( – Videos on Navy Yard Related Stories

FourSquare – Are you on foursquare?  Check in at the Navy Yard at Noisette

Events/Organization Promotion/Marketing Information for the Navy Yard

If you are a Navy Yard organization, we would love to hear from you and share your success stories and help promote your business via our various media outlets.  If you are interested in Navy Yard events for the business community and spreading the good word of your organization or want to know more, please feel free to contact Geoffrey Reid at or 843-302-2100 ext 270.

Thanks and Have a Great Day 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2010 1:04 pm

    I’m not sure if that Navy Yard logo at the top of the post is big enough…

    • Sir Geoffrey permalink
      July 8, 2010 1:41 pm

      you’re right, we could of gone bigger…or maybe post 2 or 3 consecutively…i’ll work on that 😉

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