Chicora Life Center Meeting Contract Goals, Acting in Good Faith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 8, 2015

Chicora Life Center Meeting Contract Goals, Acting in Good Faith

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC — Doug Durbano, manager, Chicora Life Center, issued the following statement today following his presentation to the Charleston County Board’s Finance Committee regarding the progress of the historic redevelopment project:

“Our team was pleased to update the Finance Committee today on the continued progress of the Chicora Life Center. We are meeting our goals, hitting our milestones, and acting in good faith under the original agreements reached with the County in 2014.

“We already have brought more than $18 million in private investments toward this project to rehab a long-abandoned property and turn it into a community social services hub.

“While we have at times sensed a potential adversarial tone from some on the county board, as well as a desire to ‘move the goal posts’ on us from the original agreements, we remain focused on finalizing this vital project that will create a vital social services hub for the entire community. We came for clarification tonight for everyone and hopefully that was achieved.”

The Chicora Life Center is a $29 million-plus privately invested redevelopment of the old Naval Hospital property in North Charleston, SC. The Center will serve as a social services hub, featuring myriad social, government, non-profit and care facilities – all in one building conveniently located in the heart of Charleston County.

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