Category Archives: Construction

Mount Pleasant tries to determine the cost of growth

After a vote Tuesday, developers will now pay impact fees when a project is first permitted, instead of at the end. Town Council also voted to hire a consultant to determine whether further changes are needed to the impact-fee structure.

Charleston County: No plans to reapply for I-526 funding

After state funding was pulled from the long-delayed I-526 extension project, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey said last week the county has no plans “to apply for funds that are already allocated to us.”

Haley signs roads bill, lashes out at lawmakers

Potholes like this one on Haywood Road in Greenville have been a source of frustration for many Greenville motorists. (Photo/Bill Poovey)

Gov. Nikki Haley called the measure “incremental and incomplete,” yet she signed the bill into law. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Haley lashed out about the process of selecting oversight of the Department of Transportation.

Buyer of port headquarters property requests zoning change

The buyer contracted to buy the S.C. State Ports Authority’s headquarters in downtown Charleston is considering a rooftop feature and street-level activity for the future development.

The buyer contracted to buy the S.C. State Ports Authority’s headquarters in downtown Charleston, is considering a rooftop feature and street-level activity for the future development. The buyer has applied for a zoning change.

North Charleston committee says Flats at Mixson not up to code

The Flats at Mixson apartment complex was completed in June 2014 for about $21.8 million. A North Charleston committee decided Monday that the apartment complex is not up to code and should be evacuated. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)

North Charleston’s Public Safety and Housing Committee unanimously agreed Monday afternoon that The Flats at Mixson apartment complex is not up to code. The three-person committee gave the complex’s owner 180 days to bring the buildings into compliance.

$5.9 million renovation of Colonial Lake complete

Charleston’s Colonial Lake and accompanying gardens will reopen on Saturday following a nearly year-and-a-half long renovation. Charleston Parks Conservancy closed the lake, which is bordered by Rutledge and Ashley avenues and Broad and Beaufain streets, in January 2015. A new

Bill offering tax exemption for solar systems faces tight deadline

Time is short for the legislation, which is expected to boost the state’s fledgling solar industry. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and was approved on third reading by the House on Wednesday and sent back to the Senate with

Community meetings planned to discuss sales tax referendum

Five community meetings will be held this month to discuss a sales tax referendum being considered by Charleston County Council. The meetings will be an open-house format, with no formal presentation.

Road funding bill returns to House

A bill aimed at providing up to $4 billion in funds to improve roads across the state is headed to the House for consideration after the S.C. Senate approved the bill, with modifications, Tuesday night.

Blackbaud donates $1 million to International African American Museum

Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni (holding check, from left), International African American Museum president and CEO Michael Boulware Moore and former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley hold a $1 million donation check from Blackbaud to the museum. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)

The International African American Museum will give visitors a chance to trace their family origins, research their ancestry and record their stories. With Blackbaud’s donation, people from all over the world will be able to access those same tools.