Category Archives: Developments

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

Hold on to your hats dear readers… The Elliotborough neighborhood in Downtown Charleston is on the rise – and it is rapid. While I have been writing about this neighborhood and its developments for years, nothing compares with what is … Continue reading

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Turning Blight to Beauty with Ecovest Development and Julia F. Martin, Architect

Since the beginning of June, I have been lucky enough to be living out my own personal real estate fantasy. No, not my house-with-dock-and-view-coupled-with-Downtown-pied-a-terre one. The other one. You see – one of the reasons I love this business of … Continue reading

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The Cigar Factory – YES. Condominiums – NO.

I love being right. Back in January of this year, I wrote a post called “Charleston Shines in 2012, So What’s on Tap for 2013?” In that post, I predicted that the Cigar Factory would rise again. Many of you … Continue reading

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Surprise! New on the B.A.R. Agenda – Another Hotel

Update 9/26 – Well, apparently the BAR was not too impressed. They motioned “Denial of height, scale, mass and architectural direction” – with a 7-0 vote. Yikes! _____________________________________ As I wrote about back in May, sometimes what you see on … Continue reading

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See where Charleston’s booming – by looking at the Board of Architectural Review agenda

When Charleston booms, so does the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) approval agenda. Normally a mix of house additions or renovations, sign approvals, and a smattering of commercial building renovations or constructions, the most recent agendas have been full of … Continue reading

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Update: Anson House Condos Going (Went) to the Courthouse Auctions

Update 4/16 – SOLD! Well sort of…I attended the auction for the Anson House condos this morning at the courthouse, and it was standing room only.  Most of the attendees were lookers or information gatherers like myself, but there were … Continue reading

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Charleston Shines in 2012 so What’s on Tap for 2013?

As we enter our first full week of 2013, I thought I’d take a look back at Charleston in 2012. Really, it was quite a banner year for us for a myriad of reasons! Our economy boomed, the real estate … Continue reading

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There’s a Whole Lotta Building Going On in Downtown Charleston

Soaring residential real estate market aside, it is commercial and development activity that can give you true insight into a local economy’s present and near future.  And make no mistake – Charleston is on a MAJOR upswing.  Always the ones … Continue reading

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