Liberty Senior Living and Evening Post Industries have proposed building The Peninsula of Charleston, a luxury independent living residence in downtown Charleston featuring upscale amenities, concierge services and a complement of health care.
Located at the intersection of King and Columbus streets in the Courier Square District, The Peninsula of Charleston, with a minimum age requirement of 62, will be the only life plan community in downtown Charleston, according to a news release.
The project, which features more than 140 residences ranging from 700 to 3,500 square feet, is expected to break ground in 2024 with completion anticipated for 2026.
“The Peninsula of Charleston’s premier King Street location, with views of the Ravenel Bridge and the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood, presents a rare opportunity for residents to experience a vibrant and social lifestyle in a walkable downtown setting,” Paige Canaday Crone, director of sales and marketing for The Peninsula of Charleston, stated in the news release. “With maintenance and concierge services provided for worry-free living and access to nearby restaurants, shopping and arts and cultural establishments, owners will enjoy flexibility with the opportunity to focus on the passions that enrich their lives and their families.”
Another distinctive feature of The Peninsula of Charleston is that it allows individual ownership of each unit, providing members the opportunity to sell their residence or designate it as an inheritance. The project will be the only one of this kind in Charleston, among only 20 others like it in the entire United States, the company said.
Designed by a New York-based architect, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, in partnership with Charleston-based LS3P, The Peninsula of Charleston is modeled after the circa-1792 Charleston Orphan House, which was demolished in 1956, and was designed to honor the city’s architectural history.
“The Peninsula of Charleston will reshape the King and Columbus intersection, allowing future residents to be a part of the renaissance of Upper King,” said Ron Owens, CEO and president of Evening Post Industries. “This project pays tribute to the community that lived and worked in the neighborhood and is a focal point in [the] master plan for Courier Square District featuring residential, office and retail spaces.”
All residences will feature balconies, kitchens with custom cabinetry and high-end appliances, and options for customization.
Additional amenities will include reserved parking with valet services, a saltwater pool, gardens, as well as fine and casual dining experiences.
“One signature element of The Peninsula of Charleston will be the upscale amenities and programming that are exclusive to residents and expand on The Peninsula of Charleston’s nearby arts and cultural offerings, including fitness activities, outside speakers, art classes and more,” said Patrick Allen, development director for Liberty Senior Living. “We are also looking forward to expanding our relationship with the Medical University of South Carolina for physicians’ services and clinics, and the development was designed so that residences and health care services are in the same building.”
The Peninsula of Charleston will provide residents access to assisted living care with skilled nursing and memory services.
Liberty Senior Living will oversee residential sales from The Peninsula of Charleston gallery at 573 King St. Sales will begin in the next quarter.
By Ashlie Puman