Levy Center II
Ownership Entity: Levy Center II
Acreage: Approximately 40 acres; survey and deed need to be completed, with site now post subdivision.
Parcel #: 039-00-08-190
Property Address: None; South Okatie Highway (315)
Land Use: Agricultural/forestland
Zoning: Rural Preservation; Jasper County. Residential, Commercial, Industrial uses will require rezoning.
Public Sewer: None; reportedly, closest possible connection is at the New Riverside residential development on Okatie Highway (170) in Bluffton.
Water: Water (well); 8” gravity-fed pipe.
Fire: Hydrant nearby on S. Okatie Highway (315)
Linear Frontage: Approximately 1,200’
Upland Acreage: Based on outdated information, the site is believed to be predominantly upland acreage.
Wetlands: Based on outdated information, the site is believed to have minimal wetlands.
Flood Zone: X
Elevation: Approximate range: 13’-15’.
Soils: ESTIMATED AMOUNTS:
– A (Coosaw) 21.8 acres -54%
– C/D 8.8 acres – 22%
– B/D 9.4 acres -23%
Quality Development Site:
The site has approximately 40 acres, 1,200 linear feet of frontage on South Okatie Highway (Hwy 315) and a highly functional site plan. Further, based on preliminary review, the site has strong development characteristics, including attractive soils, flood zone, elevation and low quantity of and well-situated wetlands. The property is presently zoned in Jasper County “Rural Preservation”; residential, commercial and industrial uses will require rezoning. Well water is available via an 8” gravity fed pipe. Closest sewer accessibility appears to be at the New Riverside residential development on Okatie Highway (170) in Prichardville, approximately 2.5 miles away. Water and sewer related questions may be addressed by Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (843) 987-9200. Septic related questions may be addressed by https://scdhec.gov/environment. Zoning information is on the county website: https://www.jaspercountysc.gov
At the nexus of two converging paths-of-growth, the property sits on South Okatie Highway (315) a dual commutation corridor between the Savannah and Bluffton/Hilton Head employment centers. Daily traffic volume for this location in 2019 was approximately 12,700. The Levy commercial center is only a quarter of a mile away; it includes a dollar store, convenience stores/gas stations, two restaurants and a bakery. The parcel’s location and flexible site plan are suited for future residential, commercial and light industrial/distribution uses. In particular, it should be noted for both truckers and commuters, this location offers low turn, traffic signal and congestion routes to the Port, I-95 and metro-area employment centers.
Potential Warehouse/Distribution Use:
Presently, the site offers a central location with strong ease-of-travel attributes throughout the metropolitan area. In addition, this is an attractive location for the future Jasper Ocean Terminal. Below is the site’s drive distance to currently existing regional activity draws; in every case, the site has comparatively attractive drive times given each distance. Although presently not drawing as much industrial developer attention as Speedway Highway (17), this location is a strong path-of-growth investment and/or current location for distribution tenants.
|Savannah – 13 miles||I-95 (Hardeville) – 8 miles|
|Savannah Port Terminals – 12/14 miles||Bluffton, SC – 12 miles|
|Savannah Airport – 17 miles||Hilton Head, SC – 22 miles|
This site is located in an Opportunity Zone, based on an Opportunity Zone map review found here: https://scopportunityzone.com/. In addition, this site is located in an area designated for expedited Foreign Trade Zone approval.
Potential Residential Development:
The “Low Country” residential boom focused on the Hilton Head/Bluffton area and catering to retirement communities and general population growth is now heading towards this path-of-growth location. As evidenced by the front-runner Osprey Lake development that is now fully developed (utilizing septic systems) and an apparent move by developers to purchase strong development sites in the area (either for distribution or residential uses), Bluffton growth is reaching the Levy Road hamlet. Local Hardeville/Jasper County growth will likely take off once the public sewer system is right-sized and expanded.