MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) – Mount Pleasant Planning Commission officials say they have their own proposals that could cause developers of a potential boutique hotel to rethink their plans.
Meetings to review the proposed hotel were canceled earlier this year due to technical issues, but plans for this hotel were already approved by the Board of Architectural Review earlier this year..
At the meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening, the planning committee proposed changing the definition of a “boutique hotel” from less than 50 rooms to less than 25 rooms. Current hotel plans include 27 units, some of which have multiple bedrooms.
The planning commission is also considering increasing the parking requirements for the hotel, so now these are two things developers should consider changing. Now, I have spoken with local business owners who say something like this could help businesses in the area, but they still have concerns.
“We’re always ready, you know, to bring more business to the area. But we fully understand that the city thinks of “at what cost? ”Said the event organizer for Red’s Icehouse Skipper Kress. “For us, when you add a hotel, uh an office building, things like that, you kind of have to think about the things that go with it, which is the traffic. For us, just the ability and ease of being able to get in and out of Red’s.
In July, Mayor Will Haynie said they were finalizing a 10-year plan that completely eliminates the installation of hotels in this area.
We reached out to hotel developer CKC Properties to see what the commission’s proposals and this 10-year plan might mean for them, but got no response.
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