Located on a site with great visibility along the main thoroughfare to Hilton Head Island, aiDG’s design for Okatie Village perfectly captures the spirit and essence of the historic Low Country. Fashioned after a downtown environment, the retail development incorporates an internal “Main Street” designed with varied regional materials and styles to create visual interest and suggest architecture that developed over time.
The development is organized around a central traffic circle that adjoins to one end of a pedestrian plaza. The plaza features extensive landscaping, filled with plants that thrive in the region’s climate, and a clock tower visible from the main road. A Food Lion prototype store anchors one of the primary retail buildings while other buildings include a mix of retail, restaurant and office space.
Phase One opened to great reviews in June 2008 with Phase Two following in 2009.