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Bridgeside at Patriots Point Apartments Break Ground

Charleston Regional Business Journal
By Ashley Barker
abarker@scbiznews.com
Published August 5, 2014

Luxury apartments being constructed at Patriots Point


Daniel Corp. and life insurance company MetLife Inc. are building a 324-unit luxury apartment community in Mount Pleasant called Bridgeside at Patriots Point. (Rendering/Provided/Daniel Corp.)More than 300 new luxury apartment units in Mount Pleasant are expected to be ready for occupants in the spring of 2016.

Real estate development firm Daniel Corp., in partnership with life insurance company MetLife Inc., recently broke ground on Bridgeside at Patriots Point.

The two companies purchased 16 acres of land from LRA Charleston Bridgeside LLC in December 2013 for $7.5 million, according to Pat Henry, president of Daniel Corp.’s commercial business operations.

Three nearly identical buildings with 108 units each will be built along Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., between the Ravenel Bridge and the College of Charleston baseball facility at Patriots Point. Four stories of units will sit on top of a parking area, according to Henry.

Daniel Corp. and life insurance company MetLife Inc. are building a 324-unit luxury apartment community in Mount Pleasant called Bridgeside at Patriots Point. Three nearly identical buildings will cost about $65 million and will sit on top of a parking area.

About $65 million will be spent to build the apartment community, which will include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans along with a clubhouse, pool area and fitness center. Parks and jogging trails to the Ravenel Bridge are also planned.

Henry said it is too early to comment on a price range for the units, but he said they will be “among the finest luxury units in the area.”

“We expect to have a good mix of people. With all the infrastructure in place, with parks, sidewalks and public areas, access to water, the opportunity to enjoy athletics facilities and, of course, the bridge, we very much expect an active lifestyle,” Henry said.

He expects about 200 jobs will be created in the construction phase and a dozen full-time positions will be available once the facility is open.

Atlanta-based Wakefield Beasley and Associates is responsible for the project’s architectural design, and site and civil engineering services will be completed by Seamon Whiteside and Associates in Mount Pleasant. Choate Construction has been named as the project’s builder.

Daniel Corp. and MetLife recently jointly completed the Rocca Villas apartments in the Buckhead community near Atlanta. Henry said they’re also building hotels, offices and residential facilities in a multiphase development in the Midtown district of Atlanta that will span several city blocks.

The two companies recently acquired 6,000 acres of property known as the Reynolds Plantation, which is about 50 miles east of metro Atlanta, and are working on development plans for that now.

“We have a good working relationship with MetLife,” Henry said. “I’ve done a lot of work in Charleston through my career, and we’ve been anxious to return to the Charleston community. We’re so excited about this site and the opportunity to positively impact this area. It’s not lost on us that when folks are coming over that bridge that this will be the first thing they see.”

Reach staff writer Ashley Barker at 843-849-3144 or @AshleyNBarker on Twitter.


It’s Never Too Late to Talk About Recognition

…especially when you get to brag a little.

 

ENR Top Design Firms: Southeast

ENR 2014 AwardSeamon Whiteside has earned the #10 spot in the Top 20 Design Firms in the state. We also placed a respectable 76th in the Top 100 Design Firms in the Southeast (FL, GA, SC, & NC).

We’re pretty pleased with the results because among in addition to illustrating our excellent professional services and how happy we keep our clients (can’t make $ without maintaining both), it also shows how well we managed the financial depression over the last few years. We are excited about the direction we are headed, the new employees we have been able to add to our work family and the type and number of new and revitalized projects that are coming in our door; and we are only getting started.
Tri-State ASLA Conference

In early April, the Tri-State chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held their annual conference in Ashville, NC. Part of the meeting is devoted to recognizing excellence in landscape architecture. SeamonWhiteside and Urban Edge Studio were among those who were honored with an award – three in the category of General Design and another in Planning & Analysis.

Tri-State-Awards  Honor Award
Clemson University Center for Automotive Research
–Landscape Architect: Clint Rigsby, ASLA, LEED

  Merit Award
Furman University Trone Student Center
–Landscape Architect: Clint Rigsby, ASLA, LEED

Greeville City Park Master Plan
–Landscape Architect: Bill Eubanks, FASLA, LEED

  Recognition Award
The James E. Clyburn Research Center at MUSC
–Landscape Architect: Bill Eubanks, FASLA, LEED

 


So You Think You Love Barbecue

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And the famous get more famous(er). Voted one of Summerville’s “2012 Men to Watch”, SW+A Landscape Architect Chris Campeau, has added published author to his list of accomplishments. In his article in the Spring 2013 issue of Azalea Magazine (page 51), Chris discusses his passion for all-things barbecue and does a bit of wool-gathering along the way.