CHARLESTON, SC - A new community opening this summer in Charleston is committed to enhancing life on the peninsula, showing its residents a lifestyle approach well beyond four walls and unlike anything else that can be found in the city. Set to open July 1, 511 Meeting Street is a 1.26-acre, multi-family development with 221 homes, on-site parking and the most common space of any apartment community on the peninsula.
The project is a joint venture among Origin Investments, Spandrel Development Partners, Aspen Heights and equity partner Northwestern Mutual. CF Real Estate Services (CF) has been selected as the property manager.
“Discerning residents are demanding a choice of elite amenities, whether walking their dog, entertaining a client, or enjoying worry-free relaxation in an unequaled atmosphere,” said Sharon Hatfield, COO of CF. “Bringing that standard to life begins with spaces that are designed and built with the resident top of mind. We are pleased to be a part of the success that began with our strategic partners in this initiative.”
Utilizing technology and services that offer a seamless experience for residents, 511 Meeting Street shows how a thoughtful approach to residential design allows for an independent, yet connected, lifestyle. Featuring the largest amount of “uncommon” common space available to apartment dwellers in Charleston, 511 Meeting Street offers more than 9,000 square feet where residents can work privately, engage with one another socially or professionally, focus on their wellness through a custom-designed fitness menu, enjoy community gatherings and more. Custom playlists and even a signature scent help create the atmosphere that will be unique to 511 Meeting Street.
“It’s the connection to the resident that will really set us apart,” Dan Boyle, senior property manager for 511 Meeting Street, said. “A diverse and engaged team here on staff will each bring their own perspective to the community and will be in charge of planning events that celebrate that individuality.”
Pre-leasing activities for the community have already generated significant interest from a broad range of residents in the area. The 221 homes in the community's 127,000 leasable square feet range from 439 square feet studios to two-bed, two-baths offering 1,168 square feet. The community is built around what was originally a Charleston grocery store and, to embrace that heritage, elements of that building remain and will house two studio apartments and select retail.
Amenities at 511 Meeting Street show an impressive level of thought and attention to detail. The fitness center and yoga studio not only offers premier Precor equipment, but also a cadre of fitness classes that rotate monthly. Getting outside, residents will enjoy their own dedicated weekly running club that will also interact with other running clubs around the city. For four-legged residents, 511 Meeting Street will offer an on-site “Paw Spa,” enabling (human) residents to easily groom their best furry friend at the dedicated wash station. Other on-site services allow guests to store and service their own bikes, or share one to ride around and enjoy Charleston’s sights.
Communal space for work and play is part of the ethos of 511 Meeting Street. A club room on the second floor features dark wood elements that give the space a distinctively mid-century modern vibe (“Mad Men” fans will rejoice) in a space that also opens to the outside pool deck via cascading doors and windows. A double-sided fireplace and a prep kitchen and bar will help to create an inviting space residents will want to enjoy daily. A community café and lounge on the ground floor will serve as a communal workspace with complementing private conference rooms that can flex to meet the needs of a variety of groups, while al fresco dining spaces on two different floors offer yet another way to enjoy the Charleston weather together with friends.
Amenities expected by today’s connected professional are an integral part of 511 Meeting Street. Residents will have 24-hour access to services and offerings via the 511 Meeting Street custom app, which helps staff provide an extra level of convenience and service for residents. Notifications for packages received in the package locker system, community news and announcements, and a way to request maintenance or get answers to other questions are there.
“There will be so many places to hang out here and things to do that are beyond the walls of your apartment home,” Boyle said. “At 511 Meeting Street, residents will find a culture and a meaningful way to get to know their neighbors. This whole area is coming to life.”