Charleston to reveal plans for Northbridge Pig next week

Charleston to reveal plans for Northbridge Pig next week
October 23 16:03 2019 Print This Article

Charleston’s Planning Department will reveal plans for the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly property Tuesday, October 29 at 6 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. The city bought the property in early 2017 for $3 million. The West Ashley landmark has been vacant since 2013 and was demolished in 2018. It is now being used as a yard waste and storm debris staging area.

Preliminary design plans show a government building with a spire at the intersection of Sam Rittenberg and Old Towne Road and two commercial buildings along Sumar Street on the 2.5 acre property. City planning documents show future development with a cluster of highrise buildings. The re-development of the property has been conceptualized as a public-private partnership.

In June, more than 87% of the 700 respondents rejected plans submitted for the SC 7 and SC 171 intersection project presented by a Charleston County transportation consultant. Concerns emerged over the barriers included in the plans that would have restricted vehicular access into nearby neighborhoods and shopping centers.