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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Higher Density on the Charleston Eastside

An aerial site map of 655 East Bay Street in Charleston, SC

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 corner stores, restaurants, and venues …

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Is Park Circle Still a Good Deal?

Park Circle arial photo

Venture just north of the Charleston peninsula and you’ll come upon one of the first planned urban communities in South Carolina, the beautifully greenscaped, hip and popular, hot neighborhood of Park Circle. Designed in the 1920s around a central circular park (obvi) with main streets radiating outward, the neighborhoods of Park Circle are composed mostly of traditional, midcentury homes intermixed …

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Revitalizing Huger Street

Huger Street Streetscaping Arial View

Marking the boundary between historic Charleston and the Upper Peninsula district, Huger Street has served as a secondary roadway connecting Morrison Drive, Meeting Street, King Street, and into the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood. However, the importance and prominence of Huger Street in Charleston’s infrastructure has never been more important. Traffic on the street began to increase with the opening of the …

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Designing the Upper Peninsula

Charleston’s intentions for The Upper Peninsula Initiative are to direct population growth towards the city center in an effort to mitigate sprawl. Of the eight strategies implemented in the EcoDistricts framework, Urban Form & Pattern has the most apparent and enduring influence. The arrangement of building densities, their heights and architectural styles, as well as the natural environment and transportation infrastructures are all paramount …

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A Livable Upper Peninsula

Venture north along the east side of the Charleston upper peninsula, and you will see the charm and history of the port city taper into an disjointed patchwork of abandoned industrial sites, public housing, and a sprinkling of trendy restaurants. The area is the obvious next frontier for growth in Charleston, and City Hall wants to make sure development occurs in a thoughtful way. Enter …

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A New Life for The Cigar Factory

The iconic structure on East Bay and Columbus Streets in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula has for decades been affectionately known as The Cigar Factory, and has been the subject of much speculation in recent years over its redevelopment. Following a few tumultuous years and changing hands a number of times, The Cigar Factory finally has an actionable blueprint and perhaps more …

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