Over objections, Mount Pleasant Town Council on Tuesday voted to approve 593 homes for a 200-acre tract of land at the end of Six Mile Road.
The project has been controversial because neighbors fear it will cause a headache along Rifle Range Road, a route already slowed at times by heavy traffic loads.
Neighbors spoke out against the project at seven public hearings associated with the project. Tuesday's vote, however, settles the matter and the project can now move forward.
D.R. Horton Homes is building Oyster Point. It has been granted a special Conservation Landscape District zoning that allows it to build homes closer together so long as it preserves 25 percent of the lands for greenspace or preservation of historic interests.
A Civil War fortification designed by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sits on the property. It's the last known surviving Civil War structure east of the Cooper River.
Though to most folks it looks like big dirt mounds overgrown with trees and vines, the earthen fort was used to defend Hamlen Sound during the war. D.R. Horton will turn the land over to the town, and that portion of the property, as well as walking trails, will be open to the public.
Want to know more about Oyster Point? Patch has you covered. Reference these previous stories and documents for more detail.
- DOC: Original Oyster Point Proposal
- DOC: Modified Oyster Point Proposal (added greenspace)
- IMAGE: Approved Conceptual Plan