Plans for 'Largest commercial development in State's history' unveiled

Image by DMR Architecture Phase one of the project is at the top, phase two is at the bottom. Get a bigger view over at The Charleston Regional Business Journal.

Update: Four years on, talk about the plan is back.

Update November 11, 7 p.m.: The details are out. Some 3.6 million square feet of retail, office, and residential space are planned for the 1,800 acres of the "Ingleside Plantation." It's being described as a new city center to be built over the next quarter century. -- It's a project so ambitious that it already has its critics. The Charleston Regional Business Journal is your best bet for more information on the project. It's a big development by any measure, but add it to the list of big projects planned for the metro area.

Update November 11, 1:20 p.m.: NBC News 2 is the first to bring details, noting that it will take some 15 years to complete the area with 2.5 million square feet of commercial space. The are area will include at least one movie theater. Go read more. We'll keep you posted on the forthcoming updates.

Update November 11: The Post and Courier adds lots of details and a map of the area, but we'll know lots more after the 1 p.m. announcement.

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Update November 10, 5:30 p.m.: The Charleston Regional Business Journal has some additional details about the general idea and scope of the project. Think "big retail store area." Go read it.

Original post: North Charleston is once again all aflutter over a "mystery" project set to bring thousands of jobs to the area.

This one comes a little more than a week after the mystery Project Bluewater, and is hailed as the the largest commercial development in the states history. Here's what the press release said:

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The largest commercial development in the history of the State of South Carolina will be announced. This major joint venture between The Weiser Companies and Weber USA as proposed is triple the size of Centre Pointe Development, which has created over 2,000 jobs. Mayor Summey stated, “This development will have a tremendous economic impact throughout the Lowcountry. We are proud to have the opportunity to work with these companies in bringing new economic vitality to North Charleston.”

The Weiser Companies was a force behind the massive retail area that is the Centre Point Development (think the Tanger Outlets, Wal-Mart, Sams), while Weber USA has a manufacturing background.

The press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11, at 1 p.m. Great news for the area, more so when the economy is slowing nationwide.