Nov 022011

According to the Charleston Region Business Journal, the state has abandoned the condemnation of a tract of land needed for an intermodal container transfer facility in North Charleston, according to court filings.

Department of CommerceAttorneys for the S.C. Department of Commerce and Division of Public Railways filed a notice of abandonment of condemnation on Monday. A spokeswoman for the Department of Commerce was not available for comment this afternoon.

The property, called Tract 6 in court documents, is about 24 acres owned by the Noisette Co. The historic Navy hospital building is on the tract, and the state planned to use a strip of the land for rail and right of way for its proposed intermodal rail facility, which would serve the S.C. State Ports Authority’s North Charleston Terminal.

Commerce condemned two tracts of land in January, Tract 6 and Tract 10 (see a map here), as part of its plans for the intermodal rail yard.

Check the Charleston Regional Business Journal for more information and continued updates.

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