North America Sekisui House to Build Mixed-Use Charleston Project
The first phase of the 60-acre development is set to break ground this summer.
A subsidiary of North America Sekisui House LLC has unveiled plans for Dayfield Park, an upcoming 60-acre mixed-use development in Summerville, S.C. Featuring office space, residential units, retail outlets and service providers, the project will be part of Nexton, the company’s 5,000-acre master-planned community.
To be constructed in three phases in metro Charleston, S.C., the development is projected to create around 500 new jobs. Bridge Commercial will oversee the leasing activity at the property, while Rush Dixon Architects and Bello Garris Architects will provide architectural services. Nexton is managed by Brookfield Properties, as part of the Newland communities portfolio.
The Charleston office market appears to be on the path to recovery, as revealed by a fourth quarter market report by Avison Young. Office vacancy decreased year-over-year, while job growth is ongoing. The city’s unemployment rate dipped to 2.2 percent in November 2022, below pre-pandemic levels.
Dayfield Park slated for groundbreaking this year
The developer will break ground on first phase of the project this summer, while completion of Dayfield Park is slated for 2026. The initial stage will encompass five single-story buildings, comprising 100,000 square feet of commercial office space and 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, along with additional standalone lots. A daycare center, fitness center, bar and pet daycare are among the planned amenities at the property.
The campus will rise near a residential community consisting of condominiums and townhomes built by Stanley Martin Homes. The new housing option will be within walking distance to existing and upcoming office spaces.
Senior Vice President of Bridge Commercial Daniel Pellegrino said in prepared remarks that the growth of Nexton as a premier job hub is due to its consideration of employee needs. Catering to the entire workday and not just regular business hours, Dayfield Park will solidify Nexton’s status as the metro’s third major employment hub.