N. Charleston sells old Naval Hospital, surrounding land to developer

The old Naval Hospital.
The old Naval Hospital.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced Friday the sale of a large amount of land, including the 23 acres containing the old Naval Hospital, to a developer.

Summey said the City of North Charleston and Chicora Gardens Holding LLC have agreed a purchase price of $9.2 million for 40 acres of land.

The City of North Charleston purchased the old Naval Hospital, 10-story, 368,000-square-foot property, in October for $2 million. Now the Chicora Gardens Holding LLC will be tasked with presenting a master plan for the development to the city's planning and zoning department.

The project is expected to be a collaborative effort along with private businesses to utilize the best talents, innovation, and ideas to create a destination to bring together the community. The area's master plan is focused on attracting commerce and residents to the area with a plan for a sustainable interactive environment.

An initial plan is to develop a mixed use project that will include a grocery store, office building, bank, restaurants, medical and dental services, pharmacy, library, and a continuing care retirement community with senior apartments, assisted living, and hospice services. The project will also contain extensive public parks and gardens.

Chicora Gardens Holdings LLC has engaged Davis and Floyd for engineering work to include the initial site plan, structural analysis, and for the parks and gardens landscape architecture and design. Chicora Gardens is represented by Rick Brownyard, of Mt Pleasant, SC.

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