Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals is holding a special meeting today to review the proposed 54-room hotel on a vacant piece of land on Upper King Street.

A representative for the proposed hotel at 583 King St., just south of Spring Street, has submitted paperwork seeking a special zoning exception that would allow the project to be built in that part of the city. The Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to review the request today at 5:15 p.m., in the third floor meeting room of 75 Calhoun St.

The proposed hotel adds to the groundswell of lodging developments on Charleston’s peninsula. The developments recently raised concern among city officials and preservationists, who are urging for changes to Charleston’s accommodations rules. The rules were last updated in 1997.

More than 1,800 hotel rooms have been proposed for the peninsula, a boom fueled by strong economic fundamentals, such as rising room rates, strong occupancy figures and growing demand.

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