In 1994, the City of Charleston elected to partner with a private enterprise to renovate and update the City Marina. The marina, located in the heart of the historic district, had deteriorated after 35 years and had also been impacted by Hurricane Hugo. The City Marina Company selected ATM to support them through the redevelopment process. ATM provided a full range of marina design, engineering and consulting services including extensive regulatory permitting and complete facility redesign. ATM and the City Marina Company developed a multi-phase program that began with facility improvements in 1996 and continues with a riverward expansion in 2017. The marina features over 19,000 LF of linear dock space covering 40 acres of Charleston Harbor. The marina’s MegaDock is purposefully designed for large transient yachts, and at 1,530 feet, is the longest free-standing floating fuel dock in the Southeast. The marina was named the 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.
The marina and design team were the recipients of PIANC’s Jack Nichol Award in 2009 for outstanding marina design.