ULI South Carolina Blog

Revitalizing West Greenville through Brownfields Redevelopment Recap

On Tuesday, May 15, ULI South Carolina and Cardno hosted a discussion about brownfields redevelopment and its role in the revitalization of the West End and the Village of West Greenville. This under-served area has seen a huge revitalization over the past decade, thanks in large part to the EPA’s Brownfields Program. Cardno Brownfields professionals and City of Greenville staff walked us through the process of taking a contaminated site through redevelopment. They discussed key project examples, and we heard firsthand from Robbin Phillips who moved her company, Brains on … Read More

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Clemson’s Patrick Square is a model of ULI sustainable living solutions

By Mike McMillan In the days of sprawling subdivisions with few amenities, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are a breath of fresh air. That’s where Clemson’s Patrick Square stands out — in a package that maximizes sustainability and green building concepts. The community has been around for nearly a decade, but its style of development dates back to the days before the car — when communities were built around having shops, restaurants, and doctors’ offices within a short walking distance. It’s a design that, builders say, reduces the reliance on cars, decreases … Read More

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Visionary Sponsor Spotlight: East West Partners

For the past 30 years, East West Partners (www.ewpartners.com ) has been devoted to building, selling, and managing high-quality real estate across the country. They are dedicated to innovation, sustainability and community in all of their projects. And, they feel that it is very important to give back to their communities. East West Partners has been active in ULI for several years, and has been the recipient of three ULI Global Awards for Excellence – for Village Center at Beaver Creek (Vail Valley, CO), in 1998, Riverfront Park (Denver, CO) … Read More

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Kiawah River Hosts Member-Only On-Site Discussion next Thursday, April 26

Join ULI as Kiawah River hosts a member-only event on Thursday, April 26. Leading the discussion on the planning and development of the new Johns Island community will be: Carter Redd –  Managing Director, The Beach Company Jamee Haley – Executive Director, Lowcountry Local First Scott Parker – Owner, DesignWorks Tony Woody – Vice President, Thomas & Hutton Located next to bustling Kiawah Island and just 15 miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah River offers a new place to celebrate traditional Lowcountry pastimes with friends and family. On the river, creeks, … Read More

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Visionary Sponsor Spotlight: McMillan Pazdan Smith

For over 60 years, McMillan Pazdan Smith has created value in economic development initiatives and enhanced corporate and community investment through the principles of Good Design. The firm’s engagement in local, regional and national ULI initiatives aligns with their core values of community, collaboration, Good Design, client focus, and fairness – values that actively inform how they do business each day. As creative catalysts in the field of architecture, their goal is to listen and interpret the client’s objectives while leaving a more attractive and positive impact on the communities … Read More

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ULI SC Upstate Hosts Coffee & Conversation with SCDOT

ULI SC Upstate welcomed Mike Sullivan, SCDOT Statewide Planning Chief on the morning of March 21, for the first event in a new series on transportation issues. Mike shared his insights and what the increase in SC’s gas tax means infrastructure around the state.  Attendees learned about how this additional revenue will be used throughout our state, and how our existing infrastructure will be improved over time.  A big thank you to Mike Sullivan and SCDOT, and to McMillan Pazdan Smith for hosting the event. To view Mike Sullivan’s presentation, … Read More

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Event Recap – Mass Timber & The Future of Development

Continuing on the success of the event held in Greenville last fall, ULI hosted a second event on Mass Timber in Charleston on March 13. Developers, architects and others learned more about the opportunities to use mass timber, in particular cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the construction of multi-story buildings. Participants learned about the benefits of mass timber – such as faster construction, seismic performance, efficient footprints to name a few. Other topics discussed include resourcing the timber material, structural design processes, recent case studies and opportunities to implement CLT in … Read More

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Development Tour Recap – The Grand on Main

On February 27, Midlands members and friends gathered at The Grand on Main to hear about the renovation of this historic property. Located on one of the most active blocks in Columbia, The Grand is a boutique bowling alley and restaurant, housed in the Robinson Building, which was formerly the Army/Navy store, and at one point a Vaudeville theater. We heard from Lee Mashburn, of Mashburn Construction, as well as the developer, Scott Middleton, and Lambert Architecture. Attendees not only heard about the development process for The Grand, but were … Read More

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Visionary Sponsor Spotlight: LS3P

LS3P has long been a supporter of  ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Team members from all of their 8 offices are involved in ULI’s District Councils, events, and design competitions. LS3P was the Visionary Sponsor of the 2018 ULI Carolina’s Meeting in Greenville, SC.LS3P has long been a supporter of  ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Team members from all of their 8 … Read More

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Coastal Region Kicks off the Year with Member Social

Coastal members enjoyed the first networking happy hour of the year on Tuesday, February 20, at Edmund’s Oast Exchange.  Edmund’s Oast Exchange is Charleston’s newest beer and wine exchange, and the 2017 winner of Preservation Society of Charleston’s Carolopolis Award for new “infill” construction. Neighboring NAI Charleston graciously opened the doors of their office to allow members to tour and enjoy their new space at Half Mile North. Thank you to our sponsors Edmund’s Oast Exchange, Linden Construction, NAI Charleston, Summit Engineering.  

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