Railroad Corner Redevelopment

Milestone timeline:

DFI Engagement
Completed: Dec 1, 2020
December 2020
Project Update #1
Spring 2021
Project Update #2
Summer 2021
Program Recommendation
Summer 2021
Solicitation Approval
Summer 2021
Development Partner Selection
Winter 2021

Help plan the future of the Railroad Corner! Railroad Corner Survey

 

The City of Orangeburg engaged the Development Finance Initiative (DFI) in December 2020 to analyze the redevelopment feasibility of the Railroad Corner, and assist with attracting private investment for the redevelopment of the site.

Railroad Corner is located between Orangeburg's downtown core and the two area universities, Claflin University and South Carolina State University, making it a strategic location to create an attractive and welcoming gateway between the campuses and downtown. The City of Orangeburg intends to see the development include a range of public and private uses that would potentially occupy existing buildings as well as new infill construction. 

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Background and Process

The Railroad Corner site includes eleven parcels covering about 1.25 acres. The site is bounded by Russell Street to the South and Boulevard Street and Magnolia Street to the East, with two parcels located across Treadwell Street to the West. There are eight buildings currently located on the site parcels, many of which are currently vacant or distressed.

The redevelopment of Railroad Corner is part of a more general city effort to revitalize the Russell Street Corridor, which includes the building of a new county library and conference center, as well as a new commercial kitchen to be located at the Orangeburg market pavilion. 

DFI will conduct feasibility analyses and identify several options for development while regularly seeking feedback and engagement with the City of Orangeburg leadership. Once a redevelopment scenario has been endorsed by the City, DFI will identify development partners with the experience and track record to make the vision a reality.

Public Comments

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Documents

History of Railroad Corner - Dr. Barbara Jenkins
History of Railroad Corner - Provided by Dr. Barbara Jenkins
Railroad Corner Boulevard Street
Railroad Corner Russell Street

Project Updates

Railroad Corner Virtual Input Sessions
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Share your input and help the city make critical decisions about the future of Railroad Corner.

Virtual input sessions will be held on the following dates to solicit input from Orangeburg residents about the Railroad Corner Redevelopment project:

  • Saturday, March 13 at 10:00 am
  • Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 pm

Community members can opt to call into these sessions and participate by telephone or join by videoconference via Zoom. Call in and Zoom meeting details  are provided below:

https://unc.zoom.us/j/4748181118

Phone: 1 929 436 2866

Meeting ID: 474 818 1118

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The Railroad Corner Survey is LIVE
Friday, February 26, 2021

The City of Orangeburg is conducting a survey to learn what residents would like to see happen on the Railroad Corner.

The Railroad Corner is located at the intersection of Russell Street and Magnolia Street and is a primary investment area and key focus of city leadership due to its proximity to two neighboring universities and its highly visible location.

Take a moment to complete this brief survey, and help the city make critical decisions about this property’s future.

Railroad Corner Survey

   

The History of Railroad Corner
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Read an excerpt about the history of Railroad Corner by Dr. Barbara Jenkins, former dean and professor of library and information services at South Carolina State University.

History of the Railroad Corner