North Charleston Apartment Development to Rise 2 Years After Low-Income Residents Evicted

The former Dor-Towne Apartment complex in North Charleston is slated to be developed into 480 new multifamily housing units. File/Brad Nettles/Staff

Two years after residents were evicted from a former low-income housing development in North Charleston, site work should soon begin on a proposed 480-unit, upscale apartment complex slated to replace it.

Developers have applied to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for a stormwater and wetlands impact permit at 7400 Dorchester Road, the site of the former 84-unit Dor-Towne Apartments near Cross County Road.

Phillips Management Group of Greensboro, N.C., bought the 31-acre tract in 2015 for $4.1 million. The new complex will be called Crescent Pointe, and it won’t be geared for low-income residents. The undeveloped site is now fenced off to visitors.

Phillips also owns the nearby 328-unit Archdale Forest Apartments at 99 Shagbark Trail, up the street off Dorchester Road. The company owns 28 multifamily communities in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

A new subdivision is in the works for James Island. Bennett’s Bluff plans to have 86 lots on 31 acres. The property is between residential lots on Ocean View Road and Wayfarer Lane off Fort Johnson Road. Property records show First Baptist Church Foundation as the current land owner. Plans are now making their way through the City of Charleston review process.

Also, Sabal Homes is developing a new neighborhood in the Whitney Lake community on Johns Island.

Called Johnston Pointe, the subdivision will feature homes built around a 25-acre lake. A model home is open at 2993 Sweetleaf Lane.

With homes priced from the $270,000s to just under $300,000, the new community will include lakeside trails, a grassy park and waterfront fire pit with seating. Homes are offered in five floor plans, from 1,831 square feet to just over 2,400 square feet.

The new owners of the 400 Meeting St. Apartments in Charleston, which is changing its name to My House on Meeting, want to add an elevated pool over existing parking at the downtown Charleston property.

The 42-unit private student housing complex was purchased in March for $22.2 million by Charleston-based Seine Group along with South City Partners of Atlanta, the same pair who are building Skygarden Apartments about two blocks away on Woolfe Street. They also plan to build another multifamily community on the Line Street site that now houses AAA Downtown Storage, and have submitted plans to expand the Meeting Street property behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Plans have been submitted for a new 147,420-square-foot warehouse in the Cainhoy area. The 14-acre site sits on Charleston Regional Parkway. Charleston Regional Business Center LLC, an affiliate of The Beach Co., owns the property, which fronts Clements Ferry Road.

Nearby, at 2264 Clements Ferry, a new Cainhoy Children’s Academy is planned for a 2.76-acre site beside Clements Crest Lane.

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