Pacific Box & Crate and BoomTown

Charleston, SC

Pacific Box and Crate, a multi-use development in Charleston’s evolving Upper Peninsula, occupies a nearly 10-acre footprint along King Street. The site originally housed an outpost of Pacific Guano, a fertilizer company which processed phosphate on the site starting in 1869, and later a box and crate warehouse; the name “Pacific Box and Crate” embraces the industrial heritage and celebrates the legacy of the hardworking people who spent time there.

In addition to participating in the highly collaborative site planning and design process, LS3P designed the new headquarters for the anchor tenant: Boomtown, an energetic and growing tech company specializing in real estate software. Boomtown needed more than 50,000 SF of space in the site’s existing 80,000 SF warehouse, and the team developed the site plan around the needs of its largest tenant. Outside the Boomtown space, a variety of smaller tenants keep the development animated with restaurant activity, brewery activities, and workers enjoying the site’s amenities on their breaks. LS3P also designed Edmund’s Oast Brewery, which occupies the south side of the warehouse (a design move dictated by Charleston building codes requiring breweries to be at least 300 feet from the nearest church).