Grand Opening of The Reserve at Salkehatchie
Allendale, South Carolina – Today marks the grand opening of The Reserve at Salkehatchie. The new 13,440 SF, 100-bed facility is the first student-related housing on a site contiguous to the USC Allendale campus. The three-story facility was built exclusively for USC-Salkehatchie students with the central design focused around four (4) single bedroom suites with support spaces. Community amenities include: controlled, private access for residents; proximity to campus; ample parking; clubhouse-style amenities on each floor with full kitchens and televisions; wireless internet throughout; multiple areas for gathering, lounging and study; and on-site staff security, maintenance and repairs. Unit amenities include: unique floor plan designs; on-site laundry facility; access to cable TV in each suite as well as each bedroom; each suite will have its own designated telephone number; fully-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves and stainless sinks; furniture provided (including bed, desk, desk chair in each bedroom and sofa, chairs and tables in each suite); and utilities including water/sewer, electrical, cable and internet, telephone, exterminating and garbage.
Hussey Gay Bell was responsible for full architectural and interior design services in addition to civil and structural engineering.
The project was made possible through a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan of $4,251,760 secured by Reginal Barner, CEO of Community Development & Improvement Corporation (CDIC) of Aiken in association with Danny Black, President and CEO of Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance. CDIC secured another $223,780 from other sources to compliment the loan for
a total project budget of $4,475,540.
The project, which has been in development for over seven years, is already nearly 40% occupied. It was constructed by R.W. Allen, LLC of Augusta, Georgia.