Nexton Announces Groundbreaking of Downtown Nexton

May 3, 2021

New regional destination Downtown Nexton will provide office, residential, dining and retail 

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – May 3, 2021 – Nexton, the most innovative and walkable community in South Carolina, announced today the groundbreaking of Downtown Nexton, an urban-inspired mixed-use development serving the growing number of residents in Nexton and the surrounding region. 

Downtown Nexton will be situated on nearly 100 acres between Sigma Drive and Brighton Park Boulevard and will provide retail, dining, hospitality, residential, service, office, and commercial options within walking distance of many of Nexton’s residential neighborhoods. The project is being developed by New Jersey-based Sharbell Development Corporation, an award-winning, mixed-use developer with more than 37 years of industry experience.

“Downtown Nexton represents a significant advancement in our efforts to design a community that blends the best aspects of urban living such as convenience and walkability within an innovative environment,” said Nexton’s Vice President of Operations Brent Gibadlo. “We are grateful to partner with a national developer like Sharbell to help advance the Nexton community by creating a new core district that offers a wide variety of residential and retail options.” 

The first of the multi-phase project is expected to be completed in 2022 and will include multifamily residences, a mixed-use building with loft apartments above ground-level retail and several outparcels. 

“Our intent with this project is to provide residents with their own version of a downtown where they can find everything they need, from groceries and dining experiences to fitness classes and boutiques, without having to ever get in their car,” said Sharbell Development Corporation’s President Thomas Troy. “We’re dedicated to creating mixed-use projects that establish and reinforce the core of their surrounding communities, delivering an integrated, unique destination that neighbors identify with and where convenience is central to the walkable environment.”

In addition to its commercial and residential offerings, Downtown Nexton will feature various walking trails, master-planned pocket parks and two manicured ponds with walking trails on the north and south sides of the development. Upon full buildout, Downtown Nexton will consist of residential, office and retail parcels, providing ultimate flexibility for future commercial opportunities. 


Located on Brighton Park Boulevard, Downtown Nexton will offer over 110,000 square feet of both for-sale and rental office space within several office buildings, beginning at 9,000 square feet, in flexible, two-story office buildings. The buildings will feature ample parking, multiple entry points, green space, Nexton’s GigaFi internet and convenient access to nearby restaurants and retail services. Sales and leasing are provided by CBRE Charleston.


The variety of multifamily components of Downtown Nexton includes three apartment parcels, each with their own amenity packages. One of these parcels is intended to be an age-restricted (55-plus) upscale rental community. Each parcel is incorporated into the land plan to provide ease of walking to the restaurants, shops, offices, and services, and is integrated into Nexton’s network of walking trails and parks. Additionally, some of the mixed-use buildings will include upper-floor lofts. Amenities for the loft units include a rooftop lounge and a variety of common rooms within the buildings. Downtown Nexton’s multifamily residences will serve the region’s growing demand for flexible housing options and will range from studio to three-bedroom apartments.  


Downtown Nexton will offer more than 200,000 square feet of commercial space to feature multiple retail and restaurant concepts interspersed throughout the development and along Sigma Drive. 

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About Sharbell Development Corporation

Sharbell Development Corp. is celebrating its 37th year as a multi-faceted real estate development and property management company active in the New Jersey, New York and South Carolina markets. Since inception, Sharbell has become an award-winning, diverse developer of mixed-use residential/commercial/office projects as well as multifamily, active-adult and age-restricted communities. 

About Nexton

Nexton is owned by a business entity of North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH), and is developed by Newland. NASH and Newland share a deep commitment to sustainable development practices and apply these core values to the vision, planning, and development of their projects. Recognized as the No.1 master-planned community in the U.S. by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Nexton is one of more than 20 assets the NASHNewland partnership owns and manages together across the U.S. |

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