Large Development Planned for Daniel Island


Right now, Susan Petinga has nothing but trees and wildlife behind her River Reach Pointe home near the banks of the Wando River. As she carefully studied a large map displaying a proposed master plan community on the Cainhoy Peninsula, she could see that changing times are ahead for her quiet neck of the woods.

“All we have is the forest in our back yard, and bears, turkeys, and foxes,” said Petinga, whose home is located just on the southeastern edge of the planned new development. “…We sort of knew this might happen. It was too prime a piece of property not to develop.”

Petinga was one of about 150 people who turned out for the first public meeting on the project, dubbed the “Cainhoy Planned Unit Development.” The event, held on October 15 at the Gildan plant on Clements Ferry Road, was hosted by the City of Charleston and those representing the family of the late Harry Frank Guggenheim, the current owners of the 9,000 acre parcel. When fully developed, the property could be home to some 20,000 residents.



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