A developing North Charleston community now has an additional home builder.

FrontDoor Communities, which is developing the Mixson neighborhood near Park Circle after acquiring the community in April, recently added New Leaf Builders to its mix. It already works with Eastwood Homes.

New Leaf will build row houses from 1,700 square feet to 1,900 square feet on eight lots. Prices will be in the low $300,000s.

“We take a very thoughtful and tailored approach to ensure the homes we build are the right fit for each community,” said New Leaf co-founder Adam Baslow. “As we know, Park Circle is a growing hot spot and our row houses will be a wonderful addition along with the amenities Mixson has to offer.”

The community will feature a mix of single family and townhomes with architecture that will include Lowcountry and urban styles designed to contribute to the neighborhood’s “true town” concept.

Community amenities include Gigabit connection and shared spaces such as parks, trails, an open-air pavilion, a neighborhood market specializing in Lowcountry products and the Mixson Bath & Racquet Club, where homeowners become members at the time of purchase.

Fast start

A new Johns Island housing development is off to a quick home-buying start.

Thirty-four home buyers snapped up homes in 45 days in the first phase of the master-planned Oakfield community at 2924 Gin Bay Road off Maybank Highway. Pulte Homes and Centex Homes are the builders. A grand opening will be announced later this summer.

Buyers are able to choose from 17 one- and two-story home designs, with three to five bedrooms and two to five baths. All have garages and range from the $200,000s to the mid-$400,000s.

Ten quick move-in homes will be ready later in the year.

When complete, the 300-acre Oakfield will include 595 homes, two parks, a community pavilion with a deck, picnic and playground areas, walking trails, a community swimming pool and toddler wading pool.

New homes

Preselling has begun for 44 lots in a Cane Bay subdivision in Berkeley County.

Landmark 24 Homes is selling the lots in Phase 3 of Sanctuary CoveCarolina One New Homes is marketing the project.

Prices start in the mid to upper $200,000s for the green energy-certified residences. The community includes a pool, bath houses, covered picnic area, ponds, and bike and walking trails.

We're starting a weekly newsletter about the business stories that are shaping Charleston and South Carolina. Get ahead with us - it's free.


Floor plans range from 1,800 square feet to 3,368 square feet and offer three to five bedrooms and two to four baths.

Storing stuff

Another self-storage facility is being proposed for the Charleston area.

Developer White Point Partners of Charlotte will ask Charleston's Design Review Board on Aug. 7 to consider construction of a new mini-warehouse at 3269 and 3289 Maybank Highway on Johns Island.

The proposal follows several other new storage facilities slated for the Charleston market over the past few months to serve the wave of newcomers to the area.

Expanding clientele

A Columbia-based homeowner association management firm recently added several new clients in the Charleston area.

Southern Community Services, which manages nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, now serves McKewn Plantation North, a single-family neighborhood under construction in Summerville; Snee Farm in Mount Pleasant; Bridges at Seven Lakes, a new-construction, waterfront community in Huger, and Wassamaw Plantation in Moncks Corner, both in Berkeley County; and inside Park West in Mount Pleasant — Salterbeck, Wheatstone, Avian and Center Park South.

“Southern Community Services is excited about the opportunity to expand the communities it serves,” said Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “Charleston is one of the most rapidly-growing markets in the country and affords us the opportunity to compete at the highest level.”

Reach Warren L. Wise at 843-937-5524. Follow him on Twitter @warrenlancewise.