Plans revealed for former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly site

Plans revealed for former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly site
May 14 16:29 2020 Print This Article

The development team of Landmark Enterprises, Liollio Architecture, and Stantec presented preliminary plans for the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly property to the West Ashley Revitalization Commission Wednesday. The City of Charleston purchased the 2.5 acre property for $3 million in 2017. The Piggly Wiggly building was demolished in 2018.

The current plans call for 30,000 square feet of commercial office space, 20,000 square feet of civic space (including city government office space), and 10,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space at the site. The buildings would be two-stories tall, with the exception of an observation tower at the apex of the triangular-shaped property. Three designs were presented, which all show landscaping, an unspecified number of parking spaces, and a pond or fountain. There was talk about using the parking lot for farmers markets or festivals on weekends. Landmark Enterprises, known for its upscale hotel and office space projects, expressed interest in buying the property.

In 2019, there were several attempts to reconfigure the traffic flow along the SC 7 and SC 171 intersection at the site. The proposals were very unpopular with residents and business owners in the area. When asked about future proposals being considered by the Charleston County transportation department, County Councilman Brantley Moody said installing a traffic light at Amberly Road and Sam Rittenberg Boulevard is being considered to expedite pedestrian crossings.