A controversial financing plan for the Beach Co.’s high-end Kiawah River Plantation development on the southern end of Johns Island is beginning to move forward.

Charleston County Council on April 25 will hear a presentation on the tax-increment financing district plan that would generate $84 million for improvements to the property. The money would from future tax revenue the development would generate.

There’s a lot of opposition to the plan from Johns Island residents. And a representative from a local environmental group has called the plan a subsidy for a developer.

County leaders have said the upcoming presentation is the first step in long process of considering the plan. County Council ultimately will decide whether the plan moves forward.

Read more in upcoming issues of The Post and Courier. Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.