Developer proposes new retail building at Ashley Landing in West Ashley

The 300-unit apartment complex called 35 Folly, after the street address, will open in May in West Ashley.

A West Ashley shopping center near where a gas station proposal was recently withdrawn could see new retail development.

Faison Enterprises of Charlotte, the same company that proposed the Sunoco station in the former Piggly Wiggly supermarket store at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Old Towne Road, wants to build a 10,200-square-foot retail structure on an outparcel at 1401 Sam Rittenberg, near Ashley Landing Shopping Center, which Faison owns.

Plans do not show what type of retail is proposed for the structure, but the building could house multiple tenants, based on documents presented to the city of Charleston. The site is next to a Starbucks coffee shop that recently opened. Adams & Wilson Development of Mount Pleasant is handling the project for Faison and referred questions to Faison. A Faison representative did not respond for comment. The city’s Design Review Board will consider the request Monday.

A new apartment complex will begin rising in West Ashley this month. Jacksonville-based Summit Contracting Group Inc. was awarded the $20.5 million project called Proximity Drive off Bees Ferry Road.

The mixed-use apartment community will consists of 199 units in nine three- and four-story buildings, totaling 232,319 square feet.

Construction is expected to be completed in May 2017.

Also, a new high-end and high-profile apartment complex plans to open in May at a well-traveled intersection near the Ashley River bridges.

35 Folly, named for its address, is a product of Georgia-based Flournoy Properties and includes 300 luxury, one- and two-bedroom units at Albemarle Road, across the Ashley River from the peninsula.

Introductory rates for one- and two-bedroom units range from $1,488 to $1,883 a month, according to a leasing agent for the project. Amenities will include a business center, courtyards, outdoor kitchen, fire pit and parking deck. Studio units are also available.

Summerville officials will welcome a new residential community Friday.

Massachusetts-based NLP Homes LLC, an affiliate of National Land Partners, will snip the ribbon at 10 a.m. on the 164-home Carrington Chase at Lakes of Summerville at Keaton Brook Drive, off Lincolnville Road. A celebration with refreshments will take place all day Saturday at the site.

Also, a small new home development is coming to Mount Pleasant. Catalyst Builders plans to construct five cottages on Periwinkle Drive off U.S. Highway 17 across from Wando High School and adjacent to its larger plantation-style lots and homes in the Cottages at Copaheee.

The elevated three- and four-bedroom homes, modeled after Charleston single houses, will range from 1,700 square feet to 2,200 square feet and start in the mid $300,000s. Carolina One New Homes is handling marketing.

Also, Beazer Homes is planning a 108-unit subdivision called Maybank Village on 35 acres off Walter Drive and Cane Slash Road on Johns Island. Plans have also been submitted to the city of Charleston for a 48-lot subdivision called Woodbury Park on 53 acres on Killifish Road on Johns Island.

In addition, the 1,700-acre Carolina Park development off U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant recently opened its first model home in Riverside, its custom homes section. The three-bedroom, 2,600-square-foot, two-story model is the product of Structures Building Co. Riverside homes start in the $600,000s.

A two-story building in downtown Charleston recently more than doubled in sales price in less than two years. The 4,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail structure at 161 King St. sold earlier this year for $3.6 million to California-based Hudson King LLC, according to county property records. In July 2014, the property sold for $1.515 million. Domicile Real Estate handled the sale.

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