Major changes coming with possible downtown Charleston development

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On Wednesday evening, the Charleston Board of Architectural Review deferred a major downtown development that would change the landscape of the city.

The Line Street development would be made up of green space, businesses, and workforce housing.

Although the BAR deferred the development, the developers can make the needed adjustments and try again for preliminary approval.

For some east side community members another development in a small area comes with a cost.

"All I can hope for is that they do build new things, but with jobs offered to actual east side members," said Tara Fields.

Josh Martin, the senior advisor to Mayor John Tecklenburg, said this project has been in the work for years.

As for the housing going in, Martin said it would be affordable workforce housing.

If the development gets approval, Martin said it would take 24 to 30 months for construction.

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