Affordable Housing Proposed for Johns Island

Named for a Johns Island native who dedicated his life to improving the lives of the Sea Island residents there, the Esau Jenkins Village would be located on a 9½ acre property on Maybank Highway. The three story multifamily building design contains 72 units with a lobby entrance. Residents of Esau Jenkins Village would benefit from the great walkability to nearby shopping, including …

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Charleston Restaurants Supporting Pinktober

Breweries for Breasts in Charleston

We all have a few organizations and charities with a special connection to us – for me it’s the likes of American Cancer Society, South Carolina ETV, and Charleston’s own We Are Family. I make sure to throw a few dollars here and there towards the good work done at those and similar outfits. So I’ve been pleased at how …

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Appréciation for French Cuisine in Charleston

Christophe Chocolatier in Charleston

The Lowcountry of South Carolina presents a melange of international influences: African, French, Carribbean, Dutch, and English, all contributing elements of their unique cultures, traditions, and culinary elements. Very early in Charleston’s history, (at the time, the provincial colony of Charles Town) a ship full of French Protestants rolled into Charleston Harbor, fleeing persecution from both the Roman Catholic Church and …

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New Mixed Use Building May Squeeze Onto Upper King Street

Rendering of proposed building at 725 King Street by Neil Stevenson Architects

Recognizing the importance and benefits of weaving affordable residential housing into the evolving urban landscape, a proposal to the Board of Architectural Review would have a mixed use building squeeze into the vacant lot at 725 King Street. With less than 33 street-facing feet to work with, the proposed building has an efficient design to accommodate both commercial and residential …

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Update: Park Circle Home Values

Homes in the Park Circle community of North Charleston, SC

Three years ago, I wrote an article to examine the home values in Park Circle, and illustrated how they were increasing at a faster clip than most other areas. Using City of Charleston as a comparison (admittedly a large swath, but works well enough to make a point), I looked at how those home values increased over time versus those in Park …

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A Walking Tour of Huger Street

Bryan enjoying a frozen screwdriver at Taco Boy following a walking street tour of Huger Street

Join me on a walking tour of Huger Street as it crosses multiple boroughs in the upper peninsula of historic Charleston, South Carolina. In this video I discuss the revitalization occurring in this part of downtown, and the effects on various types of homes. Beginning in the North Central borough with a latte from an acclaimed local’s favorite, Huriyali, before …

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Charleston Transportation Steps Forward with New Intermodal Facility

The new Charleston Intermodal Facility in North Charleston, SC

Mass transit, like in many southern cities, has been admittedly lacking in Charleston. We have an expansive bus service that does a serviceable job, however any semblance of light rail vanished with the dismantling of the electric trolley cars in the 1930s.  Charleston as a Leader in Mass Transit There was a time when, especially among southern states, Charleston spearheaded …

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