Jasper mediation to continue Thursday

The Sergeant Jasper Apartments.

Officials with the city of Charleston, The Beach Co., and four neighborhood and preservation groups met for hours Wednesday to try to mediate a compromise development plan for the Sergeant Jasper site, but they ended the day with no breakthrough.

The parties are expected to resume talks Thursday. The mediation was ordered by Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson, who heard arguments in a lawsuit The Beach Co. filed against the city’s Board of Architectural Review. The lawsuit appealed the board’s rejection of an earlier design plan.

The parties met publicly Tuesday and considered a starting point in their talks: a development with 330,000 square feet of residential space — up to 350 units — as well as 50,000 square feet of office space and 25,000 square feet of shops. It also proposed a 650-car parking garage and a public park west of Barre Street.

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