Demolition begins on flood-prone homes in Shadowmoss Plantation

Charleston County News

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – Demolition began this week on homes and condos in Shadowmoss Plantation.

The City of Charleston and FEMA are working to tear down dozens of flood-prone homes in the Church Creek Basic area of West Ashley.

In January of this year, Jacob Lindsey, Planning Director for the City of Charleston said: “The City is taking unprecedented steps to help address flooding throughout the City of Charleston but specifically this area of Shadowmoss in the Bridge Pointe subdivision. The city is engaged in buyouts and demolitions of the most damaged properties.”

The city purchased nine homes and 32 condos that would be demolished – the area would be turned into a green space and never see housing development again.

It’s part of a FEMA grant of about $11 million. Lindsey said the federal government pays 75 percent and the city pays 25 percent for the purchase of those homes.

We are told there about seven structures left to tear down.

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