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02

Noisette Development Wins Praise

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Cottage Living magazine honors neighborhood as a top 10 reuse community

July 2, 2008

By Warren Wise – The Post and Courier

The 3,000-acre area around the old Navy base in North Charleston has been named a top 10 cottage community in the nation by Cottage Living magazine for its adaptive reuse of existing buildings and in-fill development.

“At North Charleston’s historic core … is a critical 3,000-acre zone that by the 1990s had mounting problems, including deteriorating prefab-home neighborhoods, rundown public housing projects, outdated utilities and a decommissioned Navy yard,” Cottage Living magazine said.

“Today, those 3,000 acres — dubbed Noisette, after an 18th-century botanist — are being reshaped in a massive effort that may indeed result in a model new city, where sustainability and quality of life are the top priorities,” the magazine said of the community’s No. 9 ranking.

Cottage Living’s criteria include styles of homes with unifying design elements and walkable streets, the people who live there and worked to change the area, the concepts behind the changes and the uniqueness of the homes.

“We look at quality of space rather than quantity of space,” said Lindsay Bierman, executive editor of Cottage Living. He said the magazine was so impressed that it might build a show house in 2009 in I’On’s Mixson Avenue project.

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