Construction begins on new Daniel Island Mixed-Use Development - Central Island Square
Located on Island Park Drive between Central Island Street and the newly constructed Fairchild Street, developers broke ground last week on Central Island Square, which is immediately across from the Publix super market.
In a press release issued last week, the developer, Faison Enterprises Inc., described the project as “upscale, urban living with integrated retail and restaurant space” located in the heart of Daniel Island’s Town Center. The project will include 317 luxury apartment units along with nearly 30,000 square feet of leasable restaurant and retail space.
Faison’s CEO, H. Thomas Webb III, said, “Daniel Island is truly one of the most exceptional master-planned communities in the country. Faison is exceptionally pleased to get started with what we believe will be an unparalleled mixed-use community that will integrate luxury apartment living with upscale retail and restaurant options into the greater Daniel Island community.”
The press release noted that the apartment complex will include an 8,300 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center, a resort-style saline swimming pool with in-water tanning ledges and an oversized pool deck with a grilling pavilion and exterior televisions, a large dog park with a pet spa station, a tranquil hammock garden and a clubhouse and leasing center that will feature a demonstration kitchen, a media and game room, a business center that will include individual conference rooms, a gourmet coffee bar and a full guest suite that can be reserved by the project’s residents for their out-of-town visitors.
The retail component of the development has the capacity to accommodate up to three new restaurants with exterior patio seating, as well as several small-shop boutiques or business studios, the developer said in the press release.
Tom Webb also said, “This project has presented us with the opportunity to create a development that successfully blends the Daniel Island low-country lifestyle with the convenience and desirability of an urban living environment. We are excited to officially break ground and we look forward to delivering this special project to an already vibrant community.”
The Charleston office of Choate Construction will serve as the General Contractor for the project.
Choate’s Vice President and Division Manager, Matt Brewer, said, “We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to partner with Faison Enterprises again here in Charleston. Upon final completion, this new mixed-use development will be a wonderful addition to our local community.”
Choate Construction is working in collaboration with Charlotte-based architectural design firm Studio Fusion on the project. Civil engineering and land planning services are being provided by Thomas and Hutton and the design team includes Hunter Structural, Charlotte Mechanical Engineering, Palmetto Interiors and Everlane Development.