Railroad Corner Redevelopment

Railroad Corner Public Engagement

The City of Orangeburg is soliciting community input on the development scenarios for the Railroad Corner Redevelopment. We encourage you to learn more about the proposals under consideration by:

  1. Attending a community meeting on November 15 or November 16. Please see the "Project Updates" section for specific times and locations. Or,
  2. Downloading and reviewing the fact sheet linked below.

Click to download the Railroad Corner Development Scenarios Fact Sheet.

We want to hear from you. You can provide your input by either attending a community input session, or by completing the survey linked below. 

Development Scenarios - Community Input 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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Railroad Corner Email List


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.



Railroad Corner Development Scenarios Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet for Development Scenarios
History of Railroad Corner - Dr. Barbara Jenkins
History of Railroad Corner - Provided by Dr. Barbara Jenkins
Perkins & Will: Mid-Design Working Session Presentation
Perkins & Will Presentation: Aug 26, 2021

Project Updates

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