Proposed grocery store redevelopment to be reviewed

A developer wants to build a gas station on the site of the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly in West Ashley. It’s been vacant since 2013.

A not-so-well received proposal for a new gas station on the site of former grocery store is coming up for review by a city of Charleston panel.

Faison & Associates LLC of Charlotte wants to build a brick Sunoco gas station and A-Plus convenience store where the vacant Piggly Wiggly supermarket stands at 43 Sumar St. Plans include landscaping, a pond and an arched, brick welcome to West Ashley sign.

The proposal has drawn mixed reviews from neighbors in the area, with many saying it’s not the right use for the triangular site where Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Old Towne Road meet. Others welcome a new business to the site that’s been vacant for nearly three years.

The city’s Design Review Board will consider the request Monday.

The board also will look over plans for a proposed nine-unit retail center at 2060 Bees Ferry Road. The 20,157-square-foot, L-shaped structure will sit at the juncture of Shadowmoss Parkway. Parking is proposed on the back side away from the roads. The project is being proposed by Willco Properties LLC.

A golf course in or possibly near North Charleston is being shopped around in a hush-hush manner. A Georgia real estate company that specializes in selling golf courses, golf communities, country clubs and other properties has a “confidential” listing in the North Charleston area for an 18-hole semi-private layout with a pool, tennis facilities and a clubhouse. The unnamed listing, under Hilda W. Allen Real Estate of Adel, Ga., north of Valdosta, says the course is “surrounded by natural landscapes and Lowcountry wildlife.”

A new subdivision for the 55 and older set is on the way to the Cane Bay development in Berkeley County.

Red Bank, N.J.-based K. Hovnanian Homes will break ground Wednesday on 4 Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay.

The gated community of 828 single-family homes will include a clubhouse, hiking trails, fitness center, boat ramp, garden square, outdoor amphitheatre, boat storage, pool and areas for tennis, bocce and pickleball. Prices will start in the $210,000s.

It is K. Hovnanian’s first housing development in the Charleston region. The company, owned by Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., has been active in the Bluffton and Hilton Head market for years. It announced the Cane Bay project in 2014.

The number of properties being repossessed continue to edge lower in the Charleston and North Charleston market.

Property information service CoreLogic reported 1.15 percent of outstanding mortgages were in foreclosure in January, down about a third of a percentage point from the first month of 2015.

The local rate of foreclosures matched the national rate in January.

CoreLogic said the mortgage delinquency rate dropped as well. In January, 3.04 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent. In January 2015, the rate stood at 3.82 percent.

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