Updates

• A proposal for a 150-room hotel on the parking lot at Anson and Market streets is no longer included on the hotel map that's being considered for approval.

• The Mount Pleasant planning staff has pulled final approval of plans for the Tru Hotel from the March 29 Commercial Design Review Board agenda.

Original story

Anyone with concerns, questions or comments about proposed changes to the boundaries of the Charleston peninsula's hotel zone have an opportunity to air them this week.

The city Planning Commission has scheduled a special meeting to hear public feedback on the redrawn map at 5 p.m. Thursday. It will be held in the Gaillard Municipal Building at 2 George St.

The recommended changes to the "accommodations overlay zone" would remove 86 properties, meaning they could never be developed as hotels without another zoning change.

The new map also would increase the number of rooms that could be built on several sites. The proposal that has generated the most debate so far is allowing 150 rooms on a parking lot at Anson and North Market streets. 

The proposed ordinance and maps can be viewed on the city’s website at www.charleston-sc.gov/projects.

The changes will go to Charleston City Council for a final vote after the Planning Commission considers them.

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Seeking approval 

Two new hotels planned for Mount Pleasant are up for final review Wednesday.

The town's Commercial Design Review Board will consider final approval of site, landscape and architecture for:

  • Ferry Wharf Hotel, a 165-room waterfront Embassy Suites on Harry Hallman Boulevard near Patriots Point by Bennett Hospitality.
  • A 124-room Tru Hotel at 1550 Volunteer Lane, near Venning Road and Hungryneck Boulevard, by Naman Hotels of Florence. Tru is a Hilton brand.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the municipal complex at 100 Ann Edwards Lane.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.