Meetings scheduled on Cainhoy Plantation development

Groups interested in plans to develop the Cainhoy Plantation area will meet over the next two days to gather ideas and public input.

The city of Charleston is hosting a planning "charrette," or stakeholders' meeting, Wednesday and Thursday to collect ideas regarding the design, zoning and development of the Cainhoy Plantation in Berkeley County.

The site covers at least 9,000 acres straddling Clements Ferry Road that in coming decades could eventually be home to 50,000 people as part of a mixed-use development of residences, businesses, parks and more.

The property is on both sides of Clements Ferry Road, generally between Jack Primus Road and Cainhoy Road, and is owned by the family of the late Harry Frank Guggenheim.

Developers have offered a general plan for the site and have proposed new zoning. The charrette is being billed as another opportunity for residents to give input and opinions before formal action by the city's Planning Commission.

The meetings are scheduled for:

Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Keith School, 1509 Clements Ferry Rd. Updates will be held at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., a public presentation and discussion at Cainhoy Elementary School, 2424 Cainhoy Road.

For questions regarding the meetings, contact city planning official Christopher Morgan at 724-3774, or

Reach Schuyler Kropf at 937-5551.