Work to start soon on Mount Pleasant mixed-use development

The mixed-use Oyster Park project in Mount Pleasant will combine retail and residential space.

A builder is preparing to break ground on a new mixed-use residential development in Mount Pleasant.

Jacksonville Fla.-based LandSouth Construction said in a statement that work is expected to begin in May on Dewberry Capital’s $28.5 million Oyster Park Apartments. The 5.3-acre project site is off Rifle Range Road, near Ben Sawyer Boulevard.

Completion is scheduled for October 2016, the builder said.

Oyster Park plans call for 269 rental units over retail space in seven buildings as well as a multi-level parking garage. Amenities include a pool, fitness center and clubhouse,

The size of apartments will range from 589 to 1,023 square feet.

Atlanta-based Dewberry Capital owns the nearby Mount Pleasant Square, a Bi-Lo-anchored shopping center.

The Post and Courier reported in September that the town’s planning department had approved the Oyster Park project.