Monthly Archives: November 2017

“140 Feet Below” Walking Tour

Many thanks to Davis & Floyd for sponsoring the “140 Feet Below” Walking Tour of the Charleston Market Drainage Improvement Project, and to our excellent tour guides Jared Bramblett and Chris Haynes. Davis & Floyd is currently working with the City of Charleston on the development of construction documents for the third and final phase of the Market Street Drainage Improvement Project. Access and drop shafts, along with deep tunnels running approximately 140’ below Concord Street and the Market Sheds, were constructed under previous phases, and the system connects to … Read More

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Rethinking Southern Cities: Asheville Meeting Recap

On Wednesday, November 15,  members Irene Dumas Tyson and Matt Kennell led a discussion recapping the “Rethinking Southern Cities: Asheville Meeting.”  ULI Carolinas Regional Initiative Councils (RIC)—the Carolina Trends Council, Young Leader Council and Rethinking Southern Cities Council—descended on Asheville, NC in August to learn about Asheville’s market dynamics, development trends and successful public-private partnerships. Irene Dumas Tyson is the Director of Planning at The Boudreaux Group, while Mr. Kennell is President & CEO, City Center Partnership. Thank you to Boudreaux for hosting this event at their “home base.”

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Cottontown Walking Tour Recap

ULI SC Midlands and AIA Columbia hosted the Cottontown Walking Tour on November 2. The tour was led by Cason Development Group’s Frank Cason. Stops included Vino Garage, War Mouth, Cottontown Brew Labs, Columbia Presbyterian Church, Indah Coffee/Circa Barbershop, and Amsterdam Lumber. Cason Development Group sponsored the event.

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ULI Fall Meeting Recap

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Those unable to attend the Fall Meeting gathered Monday evening in Greenville to learn about key take-aways from last month’s meeting in Los Angeles. Clemson MRED students shared highlights from the meeting with 50 attendees.      Major take-aways shared include: Driverless autonomous vehicles will be widely adopted by 2030—which sparked debate and questions among the attendees regarding when/if it will happen The housing affordability crises is a growing challenge for cities of all sizes—there is no silver bullet as far as policy but opportunity in private public partnerships; ULI’s Emerging … Read More

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Coming Soon: UrbanPlan

What is UrbanPlan? UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging exercise in which participants—high school students, university students, or public officials—learn about the fundamental forces that affect real estate development in our communities. Participants experience the challenging issues, private and public sector roles, complex trade-offs, and fundamental economics in play when proposing realistic land use solutions. ULI South Carolina’s UrbanPlan pilot program will be unveiled at the College of Charleston in fall 2018, to be followed by a high school experience in spring 2019.  The success of UrbanPlan relies on a multi-disciplinary … Read More

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