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Courier Square

Charleston, South Carolina

Under construction, completion 2019

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Courier Square, Evening Post Industries’ redevelopment on Upper King Street, will continue the expansion of Charleston’s urban fabric north from the city’s already bustling Broad Street area over three phases of construction. The first phase is composed of two distinct buildings: an office building along Meeting Street and a residential building at Columbus Street side by side, with a greenway serving as a city park and a passage to downtown for pedestrians and cyclists.

The office building, which will serve as headquarters for the property developer Greystar, continues Charleston’s classical tradition of nineteenth-century commercial architecture, using Greek Revival details to mark the five-story structure that provides 70,000 square feet of office space. At the ground level, Meeting Street will be activated with 12,000 square feet of shops with rusticated stone facades. The upper floors are stucco with Ionic columns; the metal-paneled fifth-floor penthouse offers views out to the Cooper River to the east.

On the west side of the block, The Guild—an eight-story loft-style brick apartment building—recalls the industrial character of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century warehouses in the area. The building provides 220 apartments; storefronts line Columbus Street. A clock tower rising 120 feet above the greenway marks the development from Highway 26. Atop an enclosed 234,000-square-foot parking structure at the center of the site masked by the office and residential building, a roof terrace will provide residents with a lounge area with a swimming pool and offer views to the east.

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