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New apartment complex in West Ashley moves forward

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A brand-new development in the Bolton's Landing neighborhood is moving forward.

Wednesday night, Charleston's Board of Zoning Appeals-Design voted unanimously to approve a request to remove five grand oak trees in the neighborhood.

Community members said they were against the new development because removing the trees would destroy the look of the neighborhood.

They also said the community couldn't handle the traffic from the 350-unit complex.

"We stressed the importance of preserving the trees, both from the natural perspective and for the beauty of neighborhood,” David Wills, who lives in Bolton's Landing said. “The Live Oaks strewn throughout the neighborhood just give it a beautiful; makes it look like a Lowcountry feel, the way it should be here in Charleston."

The Board said the trees were not in good enough condition to protect and that the Technical Review Committee would handle traffic concerns.

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