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Thought I would start a new thread.  I will update with major annexations as they occur.

 

The City is currently processing several annexations in Cainhoy that total 883 acres (1.38 sq. miles).  Four 'doughnut holes' will be eliminated, including one really large one.  The large, northern-most doughnut hoie in the map is one of them. 

 

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/497

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Thanks for posting! Charleston is certainly in a unique position when it comes to annexation compared to other cities since they actually offer lower taxes than the county.

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Thought I would start a new thread.  I will update with major annexations as they occur.

 

The City is currently processing several annexations in Cainhoy that total 883 acres (1.38 sq. miles).  Four 'doughnut holes' will be eliminated, including one really large one.  The large, northern-most doughnut hoie in the map is one of them. 

 

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/497

These annexations received final approval at last week's Council meeting.  This acreage is part of the larger planned Cainhoy Plantation development.  There's another unrelated 70 acre tract pending annexation approval in the Cainhoy area.

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Wow, almost 5 months for annexation approval? That's incredible.

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Wow, almost 5 months for annexation approval? That's incredible.

The annexations were combined with a massive rezoning as well (several thousand acres).  Lots of public hearings and revisions around that caused the delay.  

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Annexations

2013:  155.93 acres  75 residents

2014:  983.35 acres  55 residents

 

An annexation is pending for 167.43 acres in West Ashley near the Long Savannah project.   

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2015:   291.41 acres  65 residents

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Charleston is really going to benefit from annexing these large, low density areas some day. I think that in the long run they will return to being the largest city in South Carolina.

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Mount Pleasant annexes 400 acres and in the process establishes a northern Wando to ocean boundary between it and Awendaw.

 

Mt Pleasant annexes Bulls Bay Golf Club

 

This was interesting as well:

Mount Pleasant’s municipal boundary line now extends up Highway 17 to Awendaw’s border, but officials are also keeping an eye trained across the Wando River, specifically at unincorporated Cat Island, Paradise Island and the Woodville section of the Francis Marion National Forest.

“The city of Charleston could annex Cat Island, then Paradise Island and into Woodville,” Page said.

Mount Pleasant includes all three areas on the town’s web page promoting the benefits of annexing into the town.

Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who extended that city’s boundaries up the Cainhoy Peninsula across the river from Mount Pleasant years ago, disavowed any intent to annex 600-acre Cat Island while he was in office. Charleston’s current mayor, John Tecklenburg, has not considered Cat Island, spokesman Jack O’Toole said.

The island is privately owned, undeveloped, and has no road or bridge connections. Mount Pleasant has included the island in its “rural conservation” planning area, although the town has no jurisdiction there.

 

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