Waterfront hotel gets preliminary approval

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 Waterfront hotel gets a green light from the Charleston Board of Architectural Review-Large (BAR-L) Wednesday. The preliminary application for a planned waterfront hotel at 176 Concord Street is passed.

Designs plans show the hotel would include ground-level shops, corner café, and a rooftop bar.

The Board of Architectural Review has a three-step process: conceptual review, preliminary review and final review. Wednesday was the second step in the process.

“We are pleased and encouraged by the BAR’s comments this evening,” said Dan Battista, Lowe’s senior vice president of development in Charleston. “Our preliminary presentation incorporated much of the feedback that we received from the board during our previous reviews as well as our meetings with neighborhood and stakeholder groups. We look forward to continually improving the project and securing final BAR approval and making this project a reality for the long-term benefit of the Charleston community and its visitors.”

The plan for the site includes a full-service, waterfront hotel at the current site of the South Carolina Ports Authority office building the Fleet Landing would be the continuation of Charleston’s iconic Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

 Lowe expects to break ground on the hotel project in 2019 and open the hotel in 2021. For more information, visitwww.charlestonwaterfronthotel.com.

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