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Restaurant at Live Oak Square Johns Island, SC


Johns Island, SC

Multi-family developer Crowne Properties hired SMHa to master plan and design this mixed-use development to be reminiscent of our work at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island.

Having recently completed an apartment complex on Maybank Highway in what is zoned “Gathering Place” by the City of Charleston, Crowne Properties needed to include retail and office into the site in order to meet zoning requirements.

A major design goal of this development was for it to fit into the existing aesthetic of not only the apartment complex but also the surrounding Johns Island community. 
​Completed in 2020, the resulting development is comprised of six buildings which include retail, office, and restaurant use. The development was designed around the concept of a small town center with a central green. Building mass and scale are varied and both increase the further away from the main highway you get to reflect and complement the existing development scale and rural feel found along the highway.

Live Oak Site Plan
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