Plans for new apartment complex, gas station to be unveiled Thursday

Plans for new apartment complex, gas station to be unveiled Thursday
Plans call for a 264-unit apartment complex off of Maybank Highway and Fenwick Hall Allee, about half a mile down from River Road. (Source: Fenwick Perspectives Beach Company)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - City of Charleston leaders are expected to get their first look at plans for a new apartment complex on Johns Island and a new gas station in West Ashley.

The City of Charleston will hold their first Design Review Board meeting since the start of the pandemic, and for the first time, it will hold that meeting via Zoom.

One of the first items up on their long list of applications is a 264-unit apartment complex off of Maybank Highway and Fenwick Hall Allee, about a mile down from River Road.

The Design Review Board will be discussing the plans and design of the nine three-story buildings. The building will span nearly 20 acres.

There is another relatively new apartment complex also in this area. But city officials say the future Northern Pitchfork, which is a road project that will connect Maybank Highway to River Road, will separate the developments.

City officials say if things continue moving forward smoothly, the lot on Johns Island could see construction in 2021.

Another application up for discussion is a new Spinx Gas Station and car wash at the corner of Glenn McConnell Parkway and West Wildcat Boulevard, about one block from West Ashley High School.

The lot along the Glenn McConnell corridor has been vacant for at least 20 years. It was previously a Spinx Gas Station, but was demolished years ago.

Thursday will be the first time the DRB sees the designs.

The plan is for the nearly seven acres of land to have a gas station, car wash and convenience store with a new and modern look.

City officials say the area needs this gas station as this part of West Ashley develops.

Thursday’s meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. To tune in to the meeting over zoom use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84970644701

To access via phone, dial 312-626-6799, and when prompted, enter meeting ID# 84970644701

Based on the attendance of the virtual city council meetings over the last few weeks, city officials say they are expecting more people to attend than usual.

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