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Intersections 2018 Conference – Recap

Charles Drayton is a planner for the City of North Charleston.  Charles sits on the ULI SC Coastal Executive Committee and is a ULI Full Member.  In April, Charles attended the Intersections 2018 Conference in Nashville. Read Charles’ take-away from the meeting, below. Creating Culturally Complete Streets is an initiative shared by ULI, Smart Growth America, and the National Complete Streets Coalition.  To that end, the partners held the second national Complete Streets Conference in Nashville, TN, this past April 3-4.  Nashville’s Music City Center, right in the heart of … Read More

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City of Charleston’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan Workshop

Calling on all those who walk, bike, ride and drive in Charleston! The City of Charleston’s first Comprehensive Transportation Plan workshop is taking place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the offices of BoomTown!, located at 1505 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. If you call Charleston home, the City needs you to help lay out the problems, identify solutions, and bring about positive change. The community will gather to help craft an Action Plan, which will be implemented immediately and guide us on how we will move through … Read More

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Senior Housing Panel Discussion & Project Tour Recap

On September 21, ULI South Carolina Upstate hosted a Senior Housing Panel Discussion and Project Tour at Waterstone on Augusta, in Greenville.  The panel featured Dan Simmons, founding principal, Simmons Lockard, LLC; Kevin Maddron, CFO/Treasure CNL Healthcare Properties and Stuart Barber, McMillan Pazdan Smith.  Aaron Conley, Third Act Solutions, moderated the panel.  The discussion was followed by a tour of the 114-bed assisted living facility. Many thanks to Dan Simmons and the wonderful Waterstone staff for hosting the event.

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ULI SC Midlands Tax Incentives & Networking Reception Recap/Presentations

On August 29, ULI South Carolina Midlands Young Leaders Group (YLG) organized a networking happy hour and tax incentives discussion for the ULI Midlands community. Nexsen Pruet hosted the event and attorneys, John Wall and John Bruton delivered talks on several topics including property tax basics, abandoned building & textile revitalization credits; pointers on office leases, and “Pitfalls to Avoid when closing deals.” Copies of their presentations are below: Property Tax Basics & Incentives Abandoned Building & Textile Revitalization Credits Closing Deals – Pitfalls to Avoid

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Urban Resilience Panel Discussion with Charleston AIA Recap

On August 15, ULI SC Coastal Region and Charleston AIA hosted over 120 attendees at the South Carolina Aquarium for a panel discussion on Urban Resilience. Panelists included Steve Dudash, Thomas & Hutton; Will Giambalvo, Arthur Gallagher Insurance, Jon Penndorf, Perkins + Will and Paul Sandifer, former head of SC DNR, and a retired chief scientist at NOAA.  Dan Burger, DHEC/OCRM and leader of Charleston Resilience Network moderated the discussion. Many thanks to the event sponsors: the South Carolina Aquarium, Cumming Corporation, Davis & Floyd, and ECS.

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2017 Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship

Since 2012, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative has awarded scholarships to women members to participate in the Fall Meeting. These scholarships are awarded in recognition of a member’s contributions to ULI and demonstrated commitment to real estate and land use issues. Learn more and apply here.

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2017 Carolinas’ Meeting Speakers Announced!

For the Love of Our Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places Peter Kageyama Kick off the Carolinas’ Meeting with Peter Kageyama. The mutual love affair between people and their place is one of the most powerful influences in our lives, yet rarely thought of in terms of a relationship. As cities begin thinking of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their citizens, and citizens begin to consider their emotional connections with their places, we open new possibilities in community, social and economic development by including the … Read More

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ULI Meeting this Week with Georgetown Leaders to Discuss Redevelopment Efforts

Written by David Wren. If the Port of Georgetown’s precarious future wasn’t clear before now, the previous two months of operations at the bulk and breakbulk terminal along the Sampit River should leave little doubt. So far in fiscal year 2017, which started on July 1, the Port of Georgetown has handled a mere 1,517 tons of cargo. That’s down from 88,521 tons moving across the terminal during the same period a year earlier. June’s total of 882 tons was among the lowest single-month tallies on record. Then it was … Read More

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2015 Fall Meeting Recap – Videos

By all accounts the 2015 Fall Meeting was a tremendous success. With close to 7,000 attendees this was one of the most well-attended and funded Fall Meetings in ULI history. One of the overarching themes was how technology and innovation are disrupting the real estate market. While San Franciscans are on the forefront of early adoption, it is only a matter of time until South Carolinians start taking Uber to work, use RelayRides for weekend getaways and convert our garage into an Airbnb. The links below are videos of some … Read More

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Reality Check Symposium to Focus on Strategies for Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods

Columbia, SC – During the Urban Land Institute’s Reality Check Midlands 2013, more than 300 participants decided they want to live in a region that promotes infill development and protects open space for recreation and permanent preservation, supporting healthy and vibrant neighborhoods. The third Reality Check Symposium, focusing on the health and economic benefits of compact mixed-use and infill development, walkability and adaptive reuse, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Riverbanks Zoo’s Botanical Gardens Conference Center. Registration is $35 for ULI members and $50 … Read More

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