Charleston Growth Impacting Property Owners


The new owner of a luxury home on James Island has no use for the pool, elevator or dock and never intends to live in it.

The S.C. Department of Transportation paid more than $1.6 million for the 7-year-old home in order to tear it down to make way for the Mark Clark Expressway.

In North Charleston, residents of Midland Park and nearby communities anxiously wait to find out if their properties lie in the path of an extension of Palmetto Commerce Parkway. One proposed route goes through the home of a city councilwoman, a trailer park, and businesses on Ashley Phosphate Road.

In the Summerville area, Jerry and Donna Gosnell have watched earth-moving equipment scrape away their landscaped front yard to make way for a widened Bacons Bridge Road. And east of the Cooper River, residents of the small, historic Phillips Community that straddles Highway 41 are dreading the impact of plans to widen the road to four lanes.


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