After a multi-year battle that was taken to the courts, as well as the court of public opinion, The Beach Company has finally won approval of its final application for the redevelopment of the Sergeant Jasper property on the Charleston peninsula.
The long-running debate in the Charleston area about striking a balance between historic preservation and new development is healthy, according to Jon Hildreth, a Charleston-based senior adviser with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Charleston runs the risk of economic stagnation if it follows the example of other once-dynamic regions, such as Manhattan and San Francisco, by passing overly strict land-use regulations, author and economist Tyler Cowen said.
After years of delay, it appears the historic Sergeant Jasper redevelopment project on the Charleston peninsula has been given the green light to proceed from the Charleston Board of Architectural Review (BAR).
The years-long battle over the proposed redevelopment of the Sergeant Jasper property on the Charleston peninsula is almost over — and there is no shortage of opinions on why the project attracted so much opposition from local special interest groups.
The Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce recently inducted The Beach Co. Chairman of the Board Charles Way into its Business Hall of Fame, recognizing him as a top executive who has contributed to the county’s economic development and community enrichment.
Charleston's Park Circle redevelopment was a topic of the recent Urban Land Institute panel. The group of real estate developers and business owners were briefed on key projects in the area at the beginning of the event.