Big name stores could be coming to Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Some big name stores and brands want to come to Mount Pleasant and that could mean even more construction in an already congested area.

Areas that are being considered are on Highway 17 near Towne Center and the Isle of Palms Connector.

A vacant church is one of several projects the Town of Mount Pleasant is looking to re-develop into a new business.
"We really have started to see an increase in development whether its residential into commercial or commercial to residential," said Christiane Farrell, Mount Pleasant director of planning.
Farrell said that not only will new businesses be built, others will also be remodeled.

"Several restaurants and commercial things going into existing spaces I think that folks are interested and excited to see," Farrell said.

One of the construction projects could include the Gregg Tract which is 40 acres across from the town center shopping area.

Henrich properties wants to develop the land with the project estimated to cost $35 million dollars, according to the planning and development office. Farrell says the Gregg Tract project won't be presented to the planning commission until the end of February but there are other development projects that will start soon.

The town offices of Mount Pleasant could also become a new development. Town administrator Eric Demoura was just authorized by town council to begin the search for property.

The planning commission will hear more on the Gregg Tract and what town recommendations are on Feb. 22.

Some of the big name retailers that developers are tossing around are a Costco, Sam's Club and Home Depot.

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