Work starts on ‘gateway’ to Charleston’s WestEdge development

The Post and Courier
Thad Moore
November 4, 2016

Plans to build apartments, offices and shops closer to the city’s medical district have been floated for years, but for more than a decade, the idea of mixing a research park with a retail corridor remained elusive.

Those plans are now moving closer to reality.

City officials, developers and Medical University of South Carolina administrators formally broke ground Thursday on a nine-story building that will eventually make up the public face of the WestEdge development just above Spring Street.

The building – named 10 WestEdge – is one of three that are now underway for the 22-acre development that’s intended at once to draw new talent to the medical university and to bring a sense of cohesion to the mix of hotels, office buildings and fast-food joints north of its campus.

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