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Midlands YLG Holiday Party

The Midlands YLG’s gathered last night for a holiday party in conjunction with AIA and ASCE. The event was held at Swamp Cabbage Brewery. Attendees donated items (blankets, coats, gloves) for the Transitions Homeless Shelter’s Inclement Weather Center. Food was available through Size Matters BBQ truck. Many thanks to Hood Construction for sponsoring this event.

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UrbanPlan: A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a unique way to get involved in ULI SC and give back to your community? UrbanPlan volunteer applications are now available. The mission of UrbanPlan is to create a sophisticated level of discourse among local stakeholders involved in land use decisions through the education of tomorrow’s voters, neighbors, community leaders, public officials, and land use professionals so—together—we can create better communities. The ULI SC UrbanPlan pilot program will roll out next fall at College of Charleston, followed in the spring 2019 by Wando High School. But, the success of … Read More

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2018 Carolinas’ Meeting – Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, 12/15

Reminder! Early Bird Registration for the 2018 ULI Carolinas’ Meeting closes this Friday, December 15. Take advantage of this discount and get registered early. We’re proud to be hosting this important regional meeting in Greenville, February 12-13. Come tour innovative developments, gain new insights and inspiration, and build valuable relationships. Additional information about the meeting is available on the ULI Carolinas’ Meeting website. https://carolinas.uli.org. We hope to see you there!

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Coastal Region Holiday Party

Join ULI South Carolina at the Coastal Region Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14. Thanks to Prospect Real Estate Partners for sponsoring this event, to be held at Redux Studios. Beverages & light food will be served. Registration is free for ULI SC members and $25 for non-members. Click here to learn more or to register. We hope to see you there! Thanks to our event sponsors Bennett Hofford Construction Company, The Middleton Group and Prospect Real Estate Advisors. REDUX CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity & … Read More

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Midlands Young Leaders Holiday Party with AIA & ASCE

Young Leaders in the Midlands area are invited to the Midlands Young Leaders Holiday Party, co-hosted with AIA and ASCE, on Thursday, December 14 at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company.  Thanks to Hood Construction for sponsoring this event. Attendees are encouraged to wear an “ugly” holiday sweater and to bring a donation for Transitions Inclement Weather Center (blankets, coats, gloves, socks, etc.). The first 50 people to register will receive wristbands for free food from Size Matters BBQ and $5 pints from Swamp Cabbage. Click here for more details.  

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Last week’s ULI SC & Lowcountry Local First Food & Real Estate Forum welcomed over 80 people at The Schoolhouse. Participants enjoyed a deliciously fresh luncheon prepared by Chelsey Conrad of Butcher & Bee. The discussion was kicked off by keynote speaker Dr. Ann Kulze, best-selling author, physician, and expert in the areas of nutrition, healthy living, and disease prevention. The day included panel discussions regarding finding opportunities to offer fresh, locally sourced food in areas that are otherwise “food deserts,” as well as in public schools, and a farm as an amenity in a new Johns Island community. Panelists and moderators included ULI members Steve Zoukis, Carter Redd, Brent Gibadlo and Diana Permar.  The day ended with a tour of the Magnolia Community Garden and cocktail reception.

Here’s what just a few attendees had to say about the event:

“Congratulations on a fabulous event! What an inspiring group of people you brought together. We really enjoyed it, and I’ll be spending the weekend reading Dr. Ann’s books.”   Melanie Mathos & Gina Stouffer, Lou Hammond Group

“I really enjoyed the forum and came into the office this morning feeling inspired by the topics that were discussed.  I am optimistic that real estate and development in particular will follow the trend of incorporating agriculture and sustainable practices into local projects coming our way.” Betsey La Force, Coastal Conservation League

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“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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