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This project requires just about every type of BAR approval imaginable. Partial demolition, full demolition, moving multiple buildings, building a new single story  building.  And that isn't even the main part of the project.  

This is where the I-26 terminates at Meeting Street. It will look  lot different than it does now in a couple of years. 

Line Street Agenda

An Ohio-based developer will seek permission from the city of Charleston to demolish, dismantle or move several older, dilapidated structures at Meeting and Line streets to make way for a new apartment building.

Lifestyle Communities of Columbus is scheduled to ask the Board of Architectural Review in a special meeting Wednesday to raze the two-story structure dating back to the mid-1800s at 491 Meeting St., across from the shuttered Church's Chickenrestaurant.

The developer also wants to move a two-story house dating to about 1885 from around the corner at 38 Line St., beside the AAA Downtown Storage property, to 491 Meeting.

In addition, Lifestyle Communities also wants to partially demolish, renovate and relocate the late-1800s houses at 41 and 43 Sheppard streets to vacant parcels at 43 and 45 Line, respectively.

The developer also wants to partially demolish and renovate the mid-1800s houses at 487 and 493 Meeting St. as well as renovate and relocate on site the mid-1800s house at 34 Line St. It also will request approval to build a new single-story structure on a vacant parcel at 489 Meeting St.

The board also will review but take no action on the overall development plan for several properties on Line, Meeting and Sheppard streets connected to the other properties.

Lifestyle Communities and its partners have proposed building a 250-unit apartment community on the current site of the storage business on Line Street and adjoining properties. The antebellum smokestack and central building of the storage warehouse date back to the mid-1800s and are protected under the city's preservation rules.

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This project requires just about every type of BAR approval imaginable. Partial demolition, full demolition, moving multiple buildings, building a new single story  building.  And that isn't even the

This project is immediately north of Courier Square.  Separately I'm hoping that the Church's Chicken place gets bought and also gets demolished.

Line Street project They just put the plans online. 

2 hours ago, vicupstate said:

This project requires just about every type of BAR approval imaginable. Partial demolition, full demolition, moving multiple buildings, building a new single story  building.  And that isn't even the main part of the project.  

This is where the I-26 terminates at Meeting Street. It will look  lot different than it does now in a couple of years. 

Line Street Agenda

An Ohio-based developer will seek permission from the city of Charleston to demolish, dismantle or move several older, dilapidated structures at Meeting and Line streets to make way for a new apartment building.

Lifestyle Communities of Columbus is scheduled to ask the Board of Architectural Review in a special meeting Wednesday to raze the two-story structure dating back to the mid-1800s at 491 Meeting St., across from the shuttered Church's Chickenrestaurant.

The developer also wants to move a two-story house dating to about 1885 from around the corner at 38 Line St., beside the AAA Downtown Storage property, to 491 Meeting.

In addition, Lifestyle Communities also wants to partially demolish, renovate and relocate the late-1800s houses at 41 and 43 Sheppard streets to vacant parcels at 43 and 45 Line, respectively.

The developer also wants to partially demolish and renovate the mid-1800s houses at 487 and 493 Meeting St. as well as renovate and relocate on site the mid-1800s house at 34 Line St. It also will request approval to build a new single-story structure on a vacant parcel at 489 Meeting St.

The board also will review but take no action on the overall development plan for several properties on Line, Meeting and Sheppard streets connected to the other properties.

Lifestyle Communities and its partners have proposed building a 250-unit apartment community on the current site of the storage business on Line Street and adjoining properties. The antebellum smokestack and central building of the storage warehouse date back to the mid-1800s and are protected under the city's preservation rules.

This project is immediately north of Courier Square. 

Separately I'm hoping that the Church's Chicken place gets bought and also gets demolished.

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Side by side apartment proposals planned for Line St.

Re-reading this article from March 21 2017, there will be a SECOND mixed use building  NEXT to the one described above.  Another 100 apartment units  in 380k SF.  It will fill the gap between the Lowline (RR tracks) and this first project.  

 

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A separately owned, 1.4-acre tract sits at 52 Line. It includes a long block building on the east side of the railroad that's part of the storage business and a large vacant lot on the other side next to Barsa restaurant.

Plans call for 100 multifamily units and 380,000 square feet of new construction on the two parcels owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad. The two parcels on both sides of the train tracks are under contract by Lowcountry Low Line, a nonprofit working to buy the unused Norfolk Southern rail line that runs along the spine of the Charleston peninsula.

The side-by-side apartment proposals are being presented to the city at the same time and both involve parts of the storage business, but they are not joint projects.

 

 

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Line St. project Minutes

Looks like relocation of 43 Shepherd St. was approved, but not for 34 Line St. nor 38 Line St. The demolition for 491 Meeting was denied as well. 

The BAR has gotten more restrictive on approving relocation. Not sure I understand the reasoning, especially when it is only a half block or so, as in this case.  

As is typical,  I would expect many more months of BAR meetings to get this fully approved. 

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 2:16 PM, ZUMAN2 said:

The major components of the this project goes before the BAR again at its next meeting on May 23 for conceptual approval.   The  BAR voted to defer at its Apr 25 meeting.

Project starts on page 49 of BAR agenda:

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05232018-3772

 

 

The BAR did give conceptual approval at its May 23 meeting.

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The storage site on the West side of this project is up for demotion.  This site lies directly between the 40 Line St. project and the Lowcountry Lowline trail.  Should be interesting to see what is proposed. The BAR will review the demolition and the new project next week.   

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23 hours ago, vicupstate said:

The storage site on the West side of this project is up for demotion.  This site lies directly between the 40 Line St. project and the Lowcountry Lowline trail.  Should be interesting to see what is proposed. The BAR will review the demolition and the new project next week.   

42 -52 Line St.

And here it is. Actually three additional buildings, including one South of Line St.  This single block of Line Street will be totally unrecognizable from how it looks now.  Starts on pg. 18.

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