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Will Mount Pleasant Development Deals be Curtailed by Surge in Impact Fees

Will Mount Pleasant Development Deals be Curtailed by Surge in Impact Fees

By | Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant recently earned the recognition as one of the fastest growing cities on the Eastern Coast, as newcomers flock to the South Carolina coast. The town’s residents have exploded from 48,000 in 2000 to 86,668 in recent estimates. New development has been cropping up all over town, but will the town’s soaring impact fees put a damper on future growth? Town Council recently increased the impact fees as concerns were raised that development is  not paying for itself, and…

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Locals at Odds With State Authorities in Mount Pleasant

Locals at Odds With State Authorities About Home Rule in Mount Pleasant

By | Construction, Mount Pleasant, SC

Mount Pleasant residents were shocked when developers broke ground to build a new 269-unit apartment building off of Rifle Range Road.  The town’s residents had been packing Town Council meetings for two years to raise concerns about overdevelopment in Mount Pleasant, and felt they were being ignored.  Little did they know that the development had been approved eight years ago as part of the 2004 Vested Rights Act, which was passed by the State legislature to allow developments approved before…

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Mount Pleasant Leads the Way on Controversial Development Impact Fees

Mount Pleasant Leads the Way on Controversial Development Impact Fees

By | commercial development, Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is “ground zero” for establishing development impact fees as a way to help pay for the rapid growth in the community. The town is under pressure to find ways to fund development related costs and is at the forefront in the state to establish the impact fees. Most of the counties and municipalities in the state including the three largest cities and Myrtle Beach do not have development impact fees to deal with infrastructure related costs. “Mount Pleasant…

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