UPDATE: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – North Charleston’s Finance Committee voted in favor of selling the former city hall building to Roper Hospital on Tuesday evening.
City Council then approved the sale in a brief meeting afterwards. One city councilman said Mayor Keith Summey had been briefing council on the project for the last year.
Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilman Jerome Heyward said this is an opportunity to have a world class facility located in North Charleston.
“It was a deal we are all proud of. The hospital is something we need. Its going to bring thousands of jobs. They’re moving the whole campus to North Charleston and that’s a good thing,” Heyward said.
More information is expected during a press conference on Wednesday morning.
ORIGINAL: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – North Charleston’s former city hall location may soon have a new owner.
North Charleston confirmed to News 2 on Monday that the city’s finance committee is set to discuss selling the old city hall building off Mall Drive to Roper Hospital as part of their expansion and move to the North Charleston area.
That meeting will take place Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
North Charleston City Council will meet after the finance committee meeting to finalize any plans.
Roper announced in November 2021 that it planned to move off the Charleston peninsula, a move they said would allow patients to “easily access care closer to where they live and work.”
Additional details are expected to be released on Wednesday. News 2 reached out to Roper St. Francis for comment, we are told they will not comment until a press conference that is planned for Wednesday morning.