Plans for Hotel Near Ravenel Bridge Advance


Developers are eyeing a tall new hotel in peninsular Charleston where traffic leaves Meeting Street to get on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.

Still in its early stages, the project took a big step forward this week when Charleston City Council agreed to raise the height limit on the 600 Meeting St. parcel from 55 feet to 100 feet.

Mayor Joe Riley cast the sole vote against the increase.

Eddie Buck Jr. and Fred Whittle of Jupiter Holdings originally sought permission to build up to 120 feet, partly because the company’s 1.2-acre site is essentially a small city block near the tall ramps leading on and off the Ravenel Bridge. The city’s Planning Commission recommended a 100-foot limit, and the owners of two properties just across Meeting and Huger streets, Joe Church and Ben Chase, told council members they supported the increase in height.


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