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Residential Development on Line Street

Charleston, South Carolina

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On a block capping the northern reach of Charleston's Lower Peninsula, just north of our firm's Courier Square project, we have proposed a mixed-use development with through-block access that will preserve a surviving enclave of houses and a historic train shed to be repurposed as apartments. Addressing the major automobile entry into the city from Interstate 26, a large apartment house is expressed as a 9-story gateway building clad in yellow brick with formal details, and a 7-story red-brick-clad annex with a more industrial character. Four-story and 6-story buildings clad in limestone, brick, and stucco, with porches on multiple levels, rise adjacent to and behind the historic houses, and a 6-story red-brick-clad block will face Line Street. Shops and restaurants will wrap the new buildings at the sidewalk; running alongside the historic train shed, a new landscaped mid-block passage focused on a historic smokestack will connect to a proposed network of parks and will be flanked by two new 5-story red-brick warehouse-type buildings.

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