Plans for former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly property to be presented July 10

Plans for former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly property to be presented July 10
June 19 15:06 2019 Print This Article

West Ashley residents will be presented with plans to re-develop the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly property at the West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) meeting Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 pm at a site not yet determined. The property was purchased by City of Charleston in 2017 for more than $3 million. It has been vacant since 2013.

The news about the plans for the long-vacant property came from City Councilman and WARC Chair Peter Shahid at his monthly gathering at Charles Towne Landing last week. Shahid indicated that most of the 2.5-acre property will likely be sold to a private sector entity and that a limited space will be retained by the city. Some possible public uses for the property include office space for city staff and a police sub-station.

Another topic discussed at the monthly Coffee and Conversation with Peter meeting was the proposed SC 7 and SC 171 intersection project. Some business owners and Northbridge Terrace residents expressed concern about the two designs presented by Charleston County transportation officials, contending that the designs would restrict left turns into Northbridge Plaza and the adjoining neighborhood. Public comment on the project is due Sunday, June 30. Some participants expressed the desire to extend the comment period, a request Shahid said he would pursue with Charleston County. Any intersection improvements would be funded by the 0.5% transportation sales tax approved by Charleston County voters in 2016.