New retirement community building on Daniel Island

The 130-unit Daniel Pointe Retirement Resort is under construction on Daniel Island. Completion is set for spring 2017.

A new independent-living community is rising on Daniel Island.

Developers broke ground Friday on Daniel Pointe Retirement Resort, a $25 million to $30 million, 130-unit apartment community for people over 55 years old at 514 Robert Daniel Drive.

The all-inclusive, studio to three-bedroom apartments will range from about 560 square feet to 1,200 square feet, with monthly prices ranging from $2,900 to $4,800.

The price includes meals, housekeeping, transportation services, fitness center, lifestyle director, live-in managers, concierge service, valet parking, utilities and live entertainment in a 150-seat theater, according to Kelly Jo Hinrichs, sales and marketing director for Resort Lifestyle Communities of Lincoln, Neb.

The three-story project is a joint operation with Cameron General Contractors, also of Lincoln. Completion is expected in the spring of 2017.

The future use of the Hughes Lumber site in downtown Charleston is back under consideration.

The Board of Architectural Review will take up a request Wednesday to redevelop the Hughes’ site at 82 Mary St. into a mix of uses, including commercial, residential and parking.

In December the BAR said it was OK to tear down all of the buildings except one that has some original features on the second floor and an old chimney. The board wanted the property owners to maintain the “form” of the building at that location.

The Hughes Lumber site at one point was tied to redeveloping the adjacent former Morris Sokol Furniture store at 510 King St., which sold in February for $22.5 million to an investment group. It has not announced specific plans for the site other than a mix of uses.

A new 335-home development is proposed off S.C. Highway 41 in Berkeley County.

Developers of the 440-acre French Quarter Creek subdivision are requesting to fill 2.7 acres of wetlands in the Keystone Tract near the Francis Marion National Forest, according to a filing with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The developers said they plan to protect 112 acres of wetlands on site and purchase 22 credits from the Congaree Carton Mitigation Bank to make up for the lost wetlands.

A James Island restaurant wants to add a 22-foot Airstream trailer on site. Ellis Creek Fish Camp at 1243 Harbor View Road is asking the city of Charleston for permission to use the trailer for an outdoor bar, food service and storage space. The city’s Design Review Board will consider the request Monday.

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