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Renewed effort to restrict building heights in Mt. Pleasant

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

One Mt. Pleasant town leader plans to ask town council to take another look at lowering building heights along Coleman Boulevard. 

Councilman Gary Santos said he wants council to restrict the heights of future development along the Coleman Boulevard Overlay District and Urban Corridor,
including Chuck Dawley Boulevard and Ben Sawyer Boulevard, to 45 feet at the highest point, or a maximum of three stories. 

Currently, building height restrictions in the overlay district range from 40 feet to 75 feet. The Boulevard apartment complex is one area zoned for 75 feet.

Santos said his goal is to bring up reducing the height restrictions at Monday's town council meeting and refer the item to the planning commission for further review, including a public comment period.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page said  she's looking forward to having an open conversation with town leaders about this issue, but she also said she's not supportive of changing the current height limits. 

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