The Sergeant Jasper building is expected to become a mixed-use property with residential, retail and office space.
On Aug. 26, a settlement was signed off on between The Beach Co. and the city of Charleston. This allowed the 2015 Board of Architectural Review denial to be overturned and the plan received a Certificate of Appropriateness.
Last week, a pre-application review by the BAR for feedback on next steps.
“We feel the changes to the overall design are positive, and most importantly, the quality of the architectural direction of the conceptual approval has been retained,” Dennis Dowd, city of Charleston architect, said. He also suggested some recommendations with which the BAR agreed.
“Based on the feedback received from the BAR, we now have a clear path forward as we move on to the next step in the approval process,” John Darby, president and CEO of The Beach Co., said. “The goal of the meeting was to gather constructive commentary for the good of the project and ultimately what is best for Charleston. The Beach Co. remains committed to building a world-class project and looks forward to a collaborative and productive discussion as we continue through the review process.”
The plan will demolish the existing structure, which was built in the 1950s and build a 159-foot-tall mixed-use building in its place. There will also be a small park built at the site of St. Mary’s Field, which is vacant.