The Noisette integrated restoration launched in 2001 to improve the quality of life for residents in the southern section of North Charleston, SC.  Covering a 3,000-acre area, a unique public-private partnership between The Noisette Company and the City of North Charleston resulted in the creation of an internationally recognized plan for revitalization.  Over a twelve-year period (2001 – 2013), intense collaboration, a focus on triple bottom line principles, community involvement and strategic implementation has resulted in over $500 million in public and private investment.    Non-profit infrastructure was established and strengthened to address education, social justice and environmental health issues.  Local capacity has been established to continue the progression of the plan – a plan that continues to evolve.

The Noisette Community Master Plan was prepared under the direction of The Noisette Company with important contributions from many North Charleston citizens, government agencies, professional organizations, non-profit associations, and other interested parties.

To view the Noisette Master Plan and download a pdf click Noisette Master Plan (file size appx 25 mb)

Some Noisette Community Highlights:

Development dates back to the late 19th century and includes many property owners and neighborhoods

Subject of the Noisette Master Plan for revitalization. Plan received Award of Excellence from ASLA (Oct 2005)

Proclaimed as one of Nation’s Top 10 neighborhoods by Cottage Living magazine (July 2008)

Men’s Journal Magazine names Park Circle community as one of Nation’s Coolest Neighborhoods (June 2009)

North Charleston named Winner of Award of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development by Home Depot Foundation (Dec 2009)

North Charleston chosen to receive the Award for Municipal Excellence for Sustainable Urban Revitalization from the National League of Cities (Nov 2010)

Academic Magnet School ranks at #15 for America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek Magazine (June 2011)

This Old House magazine names Park Circle as a “Best Old-House Neighborhood” (Feb 2012)

The City of North Charleston named a “Playful City USA” community by KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. (2011, & 2012)


3 responses to “About

  1. How nice to see a new sustainable community in our area! This will set a fine example for surrounding development, and be a fantastic addition to the greater Charleston area. I hope other developers will take cues from this neighborhood and learn more about incorporating sustainability in new and existing projects.

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  3. Glad to see you on Twitter & on this blog. I’m a huge fan of what you’re trying to do, and where you’re trying to do it. It’s a place which has a lot to offer, but its residents have suffered from poverty & neglect for too long. Creating a truly sustainable community here with businesses, parks, etc., will help everyone who lives in the surrounding area have better, more fulfilling lives.

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