Charleston City Council approves 4,500 home development

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Published: Apr. 29, 2015 at 2:24 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Tuesday night, Charleston City Council approved a major residential development.

The Long Savannah project will bring 4,500 new homes to the Bees Ferry Road area.

It will cover 3,000 acres and the developer will use 1,200 of that for homes along with 400,000 square feet for retail and office space.

A traffic study for the development showed the project would create gridlock along Bees Ferry especially at Bear Swamp Road and Sanders Road and Glenn McConnell particularly at Bairds Cove.

"It's good in a way, but I think they're not keeping up obviously the infrastructure in West Ashley," Greg Herrman who lives In West Ashley said. "It needs to start developing for the people that are moving in here especially along Bees Ferry with all the new apartment complexes."

The project originally got approved in 2007 but was foreclosed on. It's expected to bring around 500 homes in the next two years and being fully completed in the next 20.

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