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 […]
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 […]
The Battery is the most iconic structure in Charleston, with a complex history of defense and real estate.
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 […]
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 […]
A new infill development will soon be taking shape on the eastern edge of the Eastside borough on the historic Charleston peninsula. In a neighborhood composed mostly of Charleston Single Houses dating to the late 1800s, a dense, cohesive core of mixed uses has traditionally been lacking. In addition to a number of sporadically placed […]
The popularity of Second Sunday on King Street has illuminated a fundamental need: for the street to be a place in itself, not just a means to move traffic.
It began on a Wednesday afternoon – most of Charleston was home from work and school, anticipating a historic weather event. What started as freezing rain became snowfall flurries, then a bit of a blizzard. It has been nearly thirty years since we’ve experienced this sort of thing, so we enjoyed the novelty of it. […]
So, how’s the market? Of course that would be the first question you ask! Short answer: it’s healthy. Sellers are selling and buyers are buying, and we’re not seeing the crazy price inflations from several years ago. In some areas though, particularly downtown, the limited inventory of homes has created a price gap. A shortage […]
As developers swoop into the upper peninsula to save us from our own growing pains, every few years we see a new master planned community to complement and embrace the historic fabric of Charleston. The latest iteration is a planned development of the uninhabited Laurel Island along the banks of the Cooper River. A 160 […]