Britain’s Prince Charles foundation eyeing Charleston architecture
Britain’s Prince Charles could tap Charleston as a project for his non-profit that focuses on large scale real estate developments, officials said.
Representatives for the HRH, The Prince of Wales, Prince’s Foundation toured Charleston last weekend, scouting locations for potential developments.
Foundation leaders were scheduled to meet with media this morning, but were called back to London on Sunday evening for an emergency personal matter, an official said.
Officials for the foundation are scheduled to return to Charleston before the end of the year, a spokeswoman added.
The Prince Charles organization started 25 years ago. It works by forming “strategic partnerships in order to help design and build attractive and sustainable homes, workplaces and communities which have minimal impact on the local environment and a positive impact on economies around the world,” according to a written statement.
The Charleston partnership is with Luxury Simplified Group, a downtown Charleston firm that specializes in architecture, restoration, and real estate.
John Paul Huguley, principal of Luxury Simplified Group, said Charleston would be ideal for a project since the city is known for its architecture and livability.
He added that the organization is still researching for potential projects.
“They haven’t committed anything yet other than looking right now,” he said.