Mount Pleasant dealing with growing pains

Mount Pleasant dealing with growing pains

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - One of the fastest growing communities in the country is tackling growth issues.

A Mount Pleasant council committee has voted to approve changes that would limit the number of apartments or condos in the Urban Corridor, that includes much of old Mt. Pleasant.

The plan calls for a  limit of 16 units an acre throughout the Urban Corridor including Johnnie Dodds.

For buildings that would include office space, the number would be slightly higher at 20 units an acre, and developers could no longer bargain for more units in exchange for green space.

In addition, a public hearing is proposed on reducing building height to 45 feet in the Urban Corridor and Ben Sawyer Boulevard.

City Council meets Tuesday night, and if the motion is approved, a long approval process remains, according to councilman Elton Carrier.

The councilman said the issue of workforce housing will take more work.

"We get a big fat F in workforce housing, and we have to work on ordinances to change that," Carrier said.

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