Wednesday, June 3, 2015, The Charleston Board of Architectural Review denied The Beach Company’s application for the redevelopment of the Sergeant Jasper property.
The original plan was highly contested by the community, so The Beach Company went back to the drawing board. Initially, The Beach Company wanted to rezone the Sgt. Jasper property to be used for planned unit development and they were going to build 450 residential spaces on the land.
The Beach Company said in a statement Wednesday that it will continue to examine all available options.
“The plan we shared today incorporates feedback from more than 50 meetings with neighborhood and preservation groups over a span of eight years and addresses all concerns both the City and the BAR provided at our initial meeting,” said CEO John Darby in a news release. “We’re disappointed with the outcome of today’s meeting, but we remain committed to developing a quality project befitting this special part of the peninsula.”