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The Navy Yard at Noisette is the urban heart of the Noisette area and has developed into a key economic anchor within the metropolitan region.  With sustainability as a guiding principle, the Navy Yard is combining the latest in best practices, efficiency and smart, mixed-use development. Unlike a greenfield development, The Navy Yard is a complex piece of real estate.  Existing infrastructure and buildings represent both challenges and opportunities.  The Noisette Company developed a plan to reuse existing historic navy structures while planning for the installation of modern buildings and infrastructure.

A 15-acre riverfront park was designed, forward-funded (Phase 1) and built under the management of Noisette to initiate development at the Navy Yard and provide public access to the waterfront.   To further promote development, the team placed three districts on the National Register of Historic Places to enable the utilization of historic tax credits for private development.  New market tax credits were also utilized.

As the master developer for the Navy Yard, The Noisette Company managed the land transfer process and acquisition, entitlement and zoning, concept development, creation of the community operating covenants and design guide, design of infrastructure, and creation of a tax increment financing district.   As of October 2013, The Noisette Company is no longer active in its Navy Yard roles as master developer, property manager and community builder.  The Company no longer owns real estate within the Navy Yard.  The face of ownership of Navy Yard property has been transforming for years, as was always intended, sparking additional private investment into the area.  The plan for the Navy Yard continues to adapt and grow, and the future remains bright.


View the Noisette Master Plan here

The Navy Yard at Noisette is revitalizing part of the area formerly occupied by the U.S. Navy.

Navy Yard at Noisette Highlights:

  • The Navy Yard at Noisette is located in the center of the regions core employment zone and situated in close proximity to 15 regional employers employing 35,000+
  • Easy access to I-26 and I-526, airport, Boeing, Clemson Wind Turbine Facility
  • The Navy Yard boasts a proven and successful commercial market with 85+ businesses and 2,500+ employees. The entire former Naval Base is now home to more than 8,000 daytime employees
  • Industry base found includes high-tech, aerospace, maritime, defense, communications, manufacturing, design and professional services
  • 3 distinct Nationally registered Historic Districts located inside Navy Yard
  • LEED Neighborhood Development certification (Feb 2010)

Surrounding 3,000 acre Area:

  • Development dates back to the late 19th century and includes many property owners and neighborhoods
  • Subject of the Noisette Master Plan for revitalization. Plan received Award of Excellence from ASLA (Oct 2005)
  • Proclaimed as one of Nation’s Top 10 neighborhoods by Cottage Living magazine (July 2008)
  • Men’s Journal Magazine names Park Circle community as one of Nation’s Coolest Neighborhoods (June 2009)
  • North Charleston named Winner of Award of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development by Home Depot Foundation (Dec 2009)
  • North Charleston chosen to receive the Award for Municipal Excellence for Sustainable Urban Revitalization from the National League of Cities (Nov 2010)
  • Academic Magnet School ranks at #15 for America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek Magazine (June 2011)
  • This Old House magazine names Park Circle as a “Best Old-House Neighborhood” (Feb 2012)
  • The City of North Charleston named a “Playful City USA” community by KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. (2011, & 2012)

List of Businesses and Organizations located at Navy Yard at Noisette (circa 2011)

Lowcountry Innovation Center
MIL Corporation, Myconostica USA inc, Sentek Global inc, Restorative Physiology Group LLc, iDTx Systems, Amentra – a red hat company, Averalink Information systems LLC, Deloitte LLP, Geocent LLC, MWC Training, Trinity Systems Engineering LLC, Advanced Core Technologies LLc, Miller Wilson Consulting, Agilex Technologies, Atlas Executive Consulting LLC, Cedrus Development, SGA Architecture, Khafra Engineering, Lowcountry Housing Trust

Ship Yard
American Water Jet Robotics, Applied Cleaning, Beckley Engineering, Bourne Group, Charleston Pumps and Specialties, CH2MHill, CMMC Machine LLC, CMMC Security LLC, Cooper T. Smith, Covella’s Fine Woodworking, Detyens Shipyard Inc., Detyens Medical Center, Dockside Logistics, Excel Apparatus Services, Flotech Inc., Grey Dog Woodwork LLC, Harvest Free Medical Clinic, HITRAK Staffing Inc., Hiller Systems Inc., Hydro-Stop Inc., International Diving Institute, King Street Studios, Marine Repair and Maintenance Inc., Marine Terminals Management LLC, Marine Transport Lines, Maritime Services of Charleston Inc., Matt Decell LLC, Metal Trades Inc., Moran of Charleston, MSI-Viking Gage LLC, Pierside Boatworks, ShipTech America LLC, The Urban Electric Company, US Coatings Inc.

7 Storehouse Row
PeopleMatter, SCS Engineers, Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority, Clemson University Restoration Institute, Intermodal Bridge Transport

10 Storehouse Row
Artistic Spirit Gallery, Charleston Mattress, Ikhana Design, Mackenzie King Jewelry, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects, Noisette Company, Source Substrates/ Vapor Apparel, Social Monkey Group, MD Design, Diadem Agency, Biohabitats, Anna Bells Kitchen, Kelly Wenner Designs, Noisette Foundation, Michaux Conservancy, Operation Home

11 Storehouse Row
Wilbur Smith Associates, BCD Council of Governments, Teleconsultants, Design Mill Inc, DHEC – Environmental Quality Control, DHEC – Office of Coastal Resource Management

Nonprofit Cluster
Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Be a Mentor, Parents Anonymous, Lowcountry Local First, Disability Board of Charleston County, City of North Charleston (Riverfront Park), Chesapeake Health Education Program

Historic Officer’s Quarters District and Riverfront Park
Runaway Bay Restaurant, Live Oak Consultants, City of North Charleston (Riverfront Park), SC STRONG, Army Wives TV Show, Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial, Noisette Creek Preserve, Private Residence

NH62 Building
Carl Garris and Sons, Carolina Drywall

NH55 Building
Coleman Snow Consultants, United Infrastructure Group

Building 76
WPC Engineering, Verdi Group, Clemson University Restoration Institute

NH 21 Building
Chembion Environmental

Naval Hospital
Green Roof Outfitters

Building 807
Palmetto Scholars Academy

Callies Biscuits

Parham and Company

West Yard Lofts (Residential)

Private Residence

SPAWAR – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command


Historic Power House (City of North Charleston)

Evans Transport

Fisher Recycling

Origin Point Brands

Ole Charleston Forge

Coast Microbrewery

Defense Department Printing

SAIC – Egan McAllister Associates

Southeast Biodiesel

Craft Carpentry

Ways of Wood

Double H Dogs

Neal Brothers Charleston Inc

Charleston Marine Containers


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