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Lewis Barbecue is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the summer.  Considered part of the Half-Mile North redevelopment in the upper peninsula, with architecture designed by The Middleton Group, it is a great addition to the neighborhood. The attention to detail and quality construction is evident in the work done by contractor Tom Lennon.

The site details, such as stucco knee-walls and custom bike racks are consistent with those we designed for all of Half-Mile North.  And the plantings also provide continuity with innovative mix of native grasses and perennials, shrub palms and street trees.

The show stopper is the great outdoor space under the existing Live Oak.  A custom designed metal wood locker acts as a back drop on one end, with custom corten steel planters providing pops of color and defining outdoor rooms.  The crushed gravel paving allows water to get to the tree roots and is a soft counterpoint to the hard metal elements.  Custom lighting by NiteLites gives a great ambiance in the evenings.

Additionally, the neighborhood is enhanced by the newly defined street edge with street lights, sidewalks, street trees, and walls at the corner.

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Creative Corridor, Upper Peninsula, NoMo….whatever you choose to call it, the area is transforming at rapid speed.  Our office is excited to call this area home and to be a part of the transformation.  We have been working with wonderful clients and consultants who are committed to bringing quality projects to the area. This location map shows our projects in this area that are either constructed, under construction or on the drawings boards:

Here is a sampling of the projects under construction or on the drawings boards that we’ve been a part of to date:

The future location of Butcher and Bee promises to be a fun and innovative space with unique custom designed benches and lounge space in the courtyard of cobblestone.  Meadows of native grasses and perennials will surround the space and the renovated building designed by David Thompson.  Custom bike racks ensure locals who want to leave their cars behind can, and renovated sidewalks make it easy on pedestrians.  This is sure to be a great new hot spot just steps away from Edmund’s Oast and the offices of Half-Mile North.

Custom Benches Under Construction in the cobblestone courtyard.

Lewis BBQ is just south of Half-Mile North and should be opening soon.  Located on the site of an existing building, the new structure occupies the same footprint, but The Middleton Group has transformed it into an open and airy space. A new courtyard and custom details such as a steel cabinet to hold the wood for the smokers will create a great space for hanging out at lunch or dinner.

 

The proposed Apartments at Romney Street on the former site of Charleston Steel and Metal is being developed by Middle Street Partners and will add a great influx of residents to this area.  With a nod to the former use, the design is trending towards an industrial/garden aesthetic.

Last, but certainly not least, Pacific Box and Crate is planned for an existing site on Upper King Street.  The developers of Half-Mile North, Raven Cliff Co. saw the potential of this space and have a vision for a mixed use campus. It will utilize and renovate the existing Dixie Box and Crate warehouse and add two new buildings with green space and courtyards between them.  It will house office space and a new, innovative dining concept.  It is sure to be a huge draw to this area for entertainment and work and our plans include sustainable design elements such as rain gardens, permeable paving in the courtyards and an innovative design concept unique for this area.

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A recent blog post on the website of Blue Acorn, a local tech company focused on ecommerce, describes the development of their new headquarters in the up and coming creative corridor district of the Charleston Peninsula.  The headquarters is part of a larger redevelopment project by Stephen Zoukis and Michael Wooddy of Raven Cliff Company who have dubbed the project ‘Half Mile North’.  Remark is the Landscape Architect for the project and it has been an enjoyable process collaborating with the client and consultants such as master planner and interior designer, Jacob Lindsey, of Fabric Urban Design Office and with Laura and Blake Middleton of the Middleton Group.

See the full post to get all the details and see the renderings of the project.

Considering we will soon be neighbors, as the cottage we recently bought to renovate for our new office is only a block away, we are highly invested in making this the best project it can be.

Below are a few photos of the project under construction.

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