Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tour Hilton Head Island in 36 Hours by The NY Times

Hilton Head Island and the surrounding areas couldn’t possibly be in the spotlight more than it has been in the past several months with being voted #8 of the Top 10 Islands in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine and one of the top 10 Family Beaches as referenced by The Hilton Head Island – Chamber of Commerce. With all of this being said, spending 36 hours on Hilton Head Island, just doesn’t seem like enough time to capture all of the amazing treasures, but The NY Times has proved us wrong and decided to feature an article on the “36 Hours in Hilton Head Island, SC.” This is a must read!

Exciting Changes at the Shelter Cove Mall and Waterfront Park

Exciting changes are under way at the new Shelter Cove Mall and Waterfront Park! Construction is in progress.We will continue to post up to date photos of the project, but in case you missed all the details please see below.

In June of 2012, the Town of Hilton Head unanimously backed the plan presented by Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial Real Estate to redevelop the Shelter Cove Mall into Shelter Cove Towne Centre - a vibrant part of the Hilton Head Island economy and community culture. Demolition of the existing building began in January 2013 and by February 12th; the Town of Hilton Head Island gave final approval to Wood+Partners, Inc. and architectural firms MSTSD, Lee & Parker, Tom Crews Architects on their design for the mixed use project. Boasting 295,000 SF of retail and restaurant space anchored by Kroger and Belk, 210 luxury apartments, and  a 5-acre linear waterfront park,  the rejuvenated area will provide both residents and vacationers with a unique outdoor shopping and residential experience in a park-like atmosphere.  
Other than providing enjoyment of the Broad Creek and ideal waterfront event space, a new waterfront park will offer residents and visitors walking and biking trails which connect Broad Creek to Burke’s Beach and other existing trail systems on the island. Phase one of the development is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2013.