Cainhoy Plantation: The Beginning Of The Endgame

9,000-acre PUD plan takes shape, plants early roots for long-term community BY: CHARLIE MORRISON In December of 2016, the City of Charleston Planning Commission kicked off a new chapter in the story of the Cainhoy Peninsula when the nine-member body voted unanimously to approved the first subdivision concept plan to be designed as part of … Continue reading Cainhoy Plantation: The Beginning Of The Endgame

13-Lot Subdivision Near The ‘Overture’ Contingent Upon Farr St. Extension

BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The City of Charleston Planning Commission gave unanimous passage to a Daniel Island Associates project to construct a 13-lot subdivision on the portion of Farr Street that is as yet undeveloped. The subdivision, if approved by City Council at their next meeting on July 11, would feature 10 single family attached lots … Continue reading 13-Lot Subdivision Near The ‘Overture’ Contingent Upon Farr St. Extension

City Hears Plans for New “Homes2Suites” Hotel on Daniel Island

BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The City of Charleston Technical Review Committee (TRC) gave a first review last week to a preliminary site plan to construct a Homes 2 Suites hotel at 160 Fairchild Street on Daniel Island. Applicant Giles Branch of Earthsource Engineering presented the plans for the hotel, slated for construction next to The Islander … Continue reading City Hears Plans for New “Homes2Suites” Hotel on Daniel Island

Farr St. Redux

Greystar offers up extensive redesigns to Farr Street 'Overture' project BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The controversial project to connect the north and south portions of Farr Street, subdivide a property there and construct a new senior living apartment facility boiled to a head last Wednesday at a special meeting called for by the Daniel Island Neighborhood … Continue reading Farr St. Redux

For Rent: Daniel Island Living

And while the seemingly rapid acceleration of Daniel Island’s growth may be sounding alarm bells for some, as evidenced by a pocket of residential opposition to a proposed new Farr Street apartment complex, a close examination of the Daniel Island Master Plan text reveals that many of the projects underway today have, for the most part, been planned from the beginning.

Behind God’s Back No More: The Future of Heirs’ Property on James Island

James Island Gentrification Pt. III BY CHARLIE MORRISON - SENIOR STAFF REPORTER ON JULY 30, 2015 NEWS This is the third and final installment of JIM’s three part series on Gentrification on James Island. “Oh, my God,” groaned Liz Singleton as she tuned around the corner along Grimball Road Extension and her eyes took in … Continue reading Behind God’s Back No More: The Future of Heirs’ Property on James Island

Same Road, Different Paths

Developer’s use of “closed road” causes riff among residents and local officials By Charlie Morrison │ Community Editor When is a law a law? That question was recently raised as construction continues on a City of Charleston-zoned, 38-unit residential development adjacent to the Harbor Woods neighborhood that utilizes a roadway that was and may still … Continue reading Same Road, Different Paths

Town Approves 5-Points Re-Zoning

James Island Town Council voted in favor of re-zoning the 5-lot property at the intersection of Woodland Shores Rd. and Maybank Hwy. from the single-family residential zoning to planned-use-development (PUD) zoning. The key aspect of the PUD zoning is that it gives Town Council a say in the overall presentation of the building, as well as in the tenant selection process. A building zoned PUD allows a variety of uses as determined by Town Council as long as it “doesn’t cause hardships to the surrounding residents.”