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58 minutes ago, vicupstate said:

Does eight stories fit your definition of tall, because that is all that is allowed.  Only 5 along Meeting Street. 

For Charleston, but i would say 10 is tall. That lot just looks sooo tiny. Just think. The Bennett Hotel has only 179 rooms  and that large hotel would not fit on that small lot on Meeting.  Bennett t is 179 rooms with 9 floors, on a larger space, so how on earth would that work in this case.  

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2 hours ago, j-man said:

For Charleston, but i would say 10 is tall. That lot just looks sooo tiny. Just think. The Bennett Hotel has only 179 rooms  and that large hotel would not fit on that small lot on Meeting.  Bennett t is 179 rooms with 9 floors, on a larger space, so how on earth would that work in this case.  

Given the price of rooms at The Bennett I am sure they are much larger than normal. 

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20 hours ago, j-man said:

For Charleston, but i would say 10 is tall. That lot just looks sooo tiny. Just think. The Bennett Hotel has only 179 rooms  and that large hotel would not fit on that small lot on Meeting.  Bennett t is 179 rooms with 9 floors, on a larger space, so how on earth would that work in this case.  

I believe the Bennett is 8 floors, not 9.

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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 12:38 PM, ZUMAN2 said:

The BAR will consider giving conceptual approval for a new 5-floor, 100 room  Hilton Club ("Liberty") hotel at 575 East Bay St.   This is former location of the old Channel 5 television station and currently a City Flagship Incubator office.

Feb 8 BAR Agenda w/Images:

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02072018-3520

 

 

I had incorrectly listed the address as 575 East Bay but it appears the correct address is 475 East Bay but nevertheless the BAR gave final approval at its  Feb 27 meeting.

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On ‎3‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 10:49 AM, ZUMAN2 said:

The proposed office building (aka Morrison Yard) at 850 Morrison Drive goes before the BAR on 3/27 for conceptual approval.  Now it will be interesting to see if the design gets the thumbs up. 

Starts on Page 200:

https://www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03272019-4550

Morrison Yard did receive conceptual approval.    Also, 82 Mary St office building received final approval.

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/major-developments-including-modern-office-building-approved-for-downtown-charleston/article_8d2ac2ac-516a-11e9-b0d6-c72835c7c9a2.html

 

 

 

 

 

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10 WestEdge and Five Eleven Meeting set to open soon

350 units in the nine-story 10 WestEdgebuilding at Lockwood Drive and Spring Street will begin May 1 with move-in set for later in the month, according to Michael Maher, CEO of the WestEdgedevelopment on the western side of the peninsula.

The building also includes the recently opened Publix supermarket on the ground floor along with other retail tenants and 870 parking spaces on several floors upstairs.

Rental rates range from $1,579 to $2,054 for studio apartments, $1,623 to $2,070 for a one-bedroom unit, and $2,137 to $7,063 for a two-bedroom apartment. Some of the one- and two-bedroom units come with dens, according to Ed Schellenger, community manager for 10 WestEdge.

Five Eleven Meeting’s 221 units are set at the end of the Interstate 26 off-ramp to Meeting Street. It will open July 1 and includes on-site parking and “the most common space of any apartment community on the peninsula,” according to the developers.

Units range from 439-square-foot studios to 1,168-square-foot apartments with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Prices start at $1,639 and go to $3,466. 

The apartments are built around what was originally a Charleston grocery store. Elements of that structure remain and will house two studio apartments and select retail.

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300 Room Hotel, Condos, Apartments planned for 411 Meeting St.

A Charleston architecture board is getting its first look this week at a new block-long development that would include one of the largest hotels on the peninsula. 

The development includes an about 300-room lodging, condominiums, loft-style apartments and a ballroom. Planned at 411 Meeting St., the now-vacant site would be filled with buildings up to nine stories tall. 

Charleston developer Michael Bennett of Bennett Hospitality is behind the project, which was first proposed and approved several years ago. 

The site previously housed The Courtyards, an apartment complex that was once an affordable option for downtown housing. The Board of Architectural Review approved Bennett’s plan to demolish the structure in September 2017. The apartments were torn down the following month.

The site touches Reid, Meeting and Mary streets, and would sit across from a proposed nine-story office building that recently received its final OK from the BAR. It would also neighbor the Charleston School of Law, the Visitor Center parking garage and the downtown Homewood Suites. 

According to plans submitted to the city, the main section of the hotel, which would face Meeting Street, would be eight stories, with two smaller, three-story wings on each end. Two restaurants are planned for the first floor, a “signature restaurant” at the corner of Reid and Meeting and a “casual restaurant” connected to the hotel lobby.  

Two separate residential buildings, one for condominiums and the other for loft-style apartments, would rise to nine stories. A parking level is also planned with 148 spaces for the residential units and another 255 spaces for the hotel. 

Renderings show a mix of stucco, cast stone and brick for the buildings’ facades. The hotel would have a terracotta-style roof. 

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300 Room Hotel, Condos, Apartments planned for 411 Meeting St.

A Charleston architecture board is getting its first look this week at a new block-long development that would include one of the largest hotels on the peninsula. 

The development includes an about 300-room lodging, condominiums, loft-style apartments and a ballroom. Planned at 411 Meeting St., the now-vacant site would be filled with buildings up to nine stories tall. 

Charleston developer Michael Bennett of Bennett Hospitality is behind the project, which was first proposed and approved several years ago. 

The site previously housed The Courtyards, an apartment complex that was once an affordable option for downtown housing. The Board of Architectural Review approved Bennett’s plan to demolish the structure in September 2017. The apartments were torn down the following month.

The site touches Reid, Meeting and Mary streets, and would sit across from a proposed nine-story office building that recently received its final OK from the BAR. It would also neighbor the Charleston School of Law, the Visitor Center parking garage and the downtown Homewood Suites. 

According to plans submitted to the city, the main section of the hotel, which would face Meeting Street, would be eight stories, with two smaller, three-story wings on each end. Two restaurants are planned for the first floor, a “signature restaurant” at the corner of Reid and Meeting and a “casual restaurant” connected to the hotel lobby.  

Two separate residential buildings, one for condominiums and the other for loft-style apartments, would rise to nine stories. A parking level is also planned with 148 spaces for the residential units and another 255 spaces for the hotel. 

Renderings show a mix of stucco, cast stone and brick for the buildings’ facades. The hotel would have a terracotta-style roof. 

By downtown Charleston standards, this is a very large and significant project.  I was just looking at the rendering (6/26 BAR agenda linked below beginning at Page 358).  I anticipate the BAR will take exception with the building mass, especially the hotel.  But it looks like a quality project and if it's anything like The Hotel Bennett on King St. it will be very nice.

https://www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_06262019-4707

 

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On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 10:35 AM, vicupstate said:

300 Room Hotel, Condos, Apartments planned for 411 Meeting St.

A Charleston architecture board is getting its first look this week at a new block-long development that would include one of the largest hotels on the peninsula. 

The development includes an about 300-room lodging, condominiums, loft-style apartments and a ballroom. Planned at 411 Meeting St., the now-vacant site would be filled with buildings up to nine stories tall. 

Charleston developer Michael Bennett of Bennett Hospitality is behind the project, which was first proposed and approved several years ago. 

The site previously housed The Courtyards, an apartment complex that was once an affordable option for downtown housing. The Board of Architectural Review approved Bennett’s plan to demolish the structure in September 2017. The apartments were torn down the following month.

The site touches Reid, Meeting and Mary streets, and would sit across from a proposed nine-story office building that recently received its final OK from the BAR. It would also neighbor the Charleston School of Law, the Visitor Center parking garage and the downtown Homewood Suites. 

According to plans submitted to the city, the main section of the hotel, which would face Meeting Street, would be eight stories, with two smaller, three-story wings on each end. Two restaurants are planned for the first floor, a “signature restaurant” at the corner of Reid and Meeting and a “casual restaurant” connected to the hotel lobby.  

Two separate residential buildings, one for condominiums and the other for loft-style apartments, would rise to nine stories. A parking level is also planned with 148 spaces for the residential units and another 255 spaces for the hotel. 

Renderings show a mix of stucco, cast stone and brick for the buildings’ facades. The hotel would have a terracotta-style roof. 

As I would have guessed, the BAR deferred the project based on height,  scale,  mass and further study of architectural direction at its June 26 meeting. 

https://www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_06262019-4716

 

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Multiple DT properties sell for $24.5mm

A real estate deal valued at about $24.5 million was finalized this week, changing the ownership of a large downtown parking lot and two historic King Street buildings in the heart of the city’s shopping district.

The sales, which closed July 1, were in the works for more than a year and a half through the real estate firm Charleston Commercial.

In a statement, C. Kendrick, who led the venture along with Josh Schaap, called the deal “one of the most significant” in downtown Charleston because of the multiple properties involved and the historic nature of some of the buildings that have changed hands.

In all, the sale combined eight properties and six sellers.

The deal includes two historic structures on King Street with first-floor retail spaces and residences above. At 316 King St., the cosmetics retailer Lush occupies the first level, and the ground level of 306 King is the Mediterranean restaurant Taziki’s.

A one-story building on Society Street was also included. The brick structure is where Charleston’s Threshold Repertory Theatre operates. It also houses the Asian restaurant Chopsticks House and a currently vacant retail space.

All three of those buildings back up to the largest part of the purchase: a 151-space parking lot accessed from George Street.

The need for parking for other projects was what prompted the multi-million-dollar deal in the first place, Schaap said.

The parcel where the now-closed King St. women’s clothing store Anne’s stands was also subdivided so that a portion of the real estate behind the building could be included in the purchase.

Over the next year, the buyers will look for an operating partner to develop the property, Schaap said.

The same team behind this week’s sale brokered the deals for the nearby Bob Ellis Shoes building at King and George streets and the former Dixie Furniture store farther up King Street.

The Dixie Furniture property changed hands in May 2017 for $6.75 million. The Bob Ellis building, 529 King St., sold for $9.5 million several months later. 

This week’s purchases were made through GS Acquisitions LLC, of which Schaap and Kendrick are both members. Schaap said the deal shares a couple common investors with the Bob Ellis and Dixie Furniture ownership groups.

Both of the formerly family-owned retail spots are poised for redevelopment. A city zoning board already approved plans for a boutique hotel at the Bob Ellis site. Plans include 22 guest rooms, a couple of residential units, four retail storefronts and a cafe.

The Dixie Furniture building has also been approved for a hotel use. The boutique property is set to have 50 guest rooms and two ground floor retail spaces.

 

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Here is the Hoffler Place student luxury apartments and I have heard it will be a CVS in one of the ground floor retail sites.  Today and I know someone who just moved in and it is nice.  Including a few of communal kitchen and living area that are furnished and they have private bedrooms and baths for the students. 

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Here is some other photos of the Hyatt hotels Hyatt Place and Hyatt House and Courier Square and some new apartments including another student housing project by Armada Hoffler on N Meeting St.  Today.   Armada Hoffler 2nd downtown student housing project in second to last photo. 

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3 hours ago, ZUMAN2 said:

^^  Thanks for the posting these pics.

I wonder how much longer the U-Haul place will stay at that King St property.  There's been some conversation that the city wants that property for a park.

 

I told my friend the same thing it is surrounded on 3 sides by much higher density projects.  Somebody might make them an offer and I am not convinced Post and Courier will not move their printing presses further outside the city and sell that huge piece of property either.  most newspapers are moving out of the central cities to cheaper locations to save money.

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