Dorchester County Economic Development Commences Construction with a Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Commerce Center in Summerville
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (November 16, 2022) – Dorchester County Economic Development held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week to commence construction on a new commerce center located at 130 Hodge Road. The ceremony, which took place on November 15 at 2:00p.m., commemorated the next step in meeting the demands of the rapidly expanding industrial market in Dorchester County.
The new commerce center will house two industrial speculative buildings totaling 533,280 square feet and is located conveniently to serve as an opportunity for potential distribution or manufacturing companies. Immediately off I-26, the commerce center is centrally located and near I-526, I-95, Charleston Port Terminals, and CHS International Airport. Both tilt-up warehouses will feature clear heights at 32’, two (2) drive-in doors, dock doors 9’x10’, loading bays, interior bays, and a total of 514 combined parking spaces.
Foundry Commercial executives Bill Simerville, Managing Director and Principal, and Michael Cain, Senior Project Manager have applied a lifetime of experience to the creation and vision of this commerce center and the selection of the team. Edifice is the general contractor and Merriman Schmitt Architects is the architectural firm and Seamon Whiteside is the Civil Engineer. Commercial real estate firm Bridge Commercial will be marketing both speculative industrial buildings.
John Truluck, SCCED, Director with Dorchester County Economic Development states, “We are excited about Foundry’s investment in Dorchester County. With remarkably high interest from tenants and particularly low building inventory, the addition of these two buildings is a timely welcome.”
Rendering images provided by Merriman Schmitt Architects and event photos by Dorchester County Economic Development.