Charleston Planning Commission to discuss proposed 585-acre development in Berkeley Co.

Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 4:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 8:28 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Charleston Planning Commissioners will discuss a proposed 585-acre housing development that, if approved, will add to the population of Berkeley County.

The development, in the area of Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road, will feature single-family residential homes, according to plans submitted to the commission.

Joseph Spiotta owns Joey Tomatoes, an Italian restaurant and deli not far from where the conceptualized development is located.

“I think it’s an exciting opportunity for both the town and for ourselves, as well,” Spiotta said. “It’s a beautiful place to live. A lot of people want to retire here, so they need a place to go, and I’m sure we’ll be happy to welcome them.”

Malcolm Brown, who lives across the street from the site of the planned development, says he won’t mind having a few new neighbors.

“You like to see new faces because you don’t really get much people walking around here or talk to because everybody already knows each other,” Brown said.

However, one of Brown’s neighbors said off camera he is concerned about the rise of developments in the area. He said the uptick in development has made it harder to access nature and go fishing.

Despite the potential increase in residents, Brown says he won’t mind the extra traffic that may come with it.

“I have no problem. I would actually like to see more because I see trees all day, and it’s the woods,” Brown said. “I would like to have a plantation and grow more because all the wild animals, the wild deer, the wild wolves, foxes, coyotes, they come out at night, and you got kids over here, so you got to watch out for them.”

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