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Mount Pleasant Slashes Construction by a Third with Approval of Limits on Building Permits

Mount Pleasant Slashes Construction by a Third with Approval of Limits on Building Permits

By Construction, Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Town Council implemented a building permit allocation system, which would place limits on home construction throughout the municipality.  The Council has wrestled with the decision in the past and finally approved a plan in January to restrict the number of building permits to slow residential growth by a third. New Permit Allocation System Will Contain Rapid Growth Mount Pleasant is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing city in South Carolina.  The town experienced rapid growth and now has 88,000 residents,…

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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

Newcomers are flocking to the Lowcountry. In fact, Mount Pleasant was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities on the Eastern 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? Mount Pleasant Council Increases Fees Town Council recently increased the impact fees as concerns were raised that development is not paying…

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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. Many felt they were being ignored.  Little did they know that the development had been approved eight years ago as part of the Vested Rights Act. The State legislature passed the act to allow developments approved before the recession…

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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 has established 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 in the state don’t have development impact fees to deal with infrastructure-related costs. “Mount Pleasant is ground zero for all this – I think everyone in South Carolina would agree –…

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