295 Calhoun Denied at BAR-L Wednesday
preservation-admin , August 27, 2021
Rendering of the rear of the proposed building at 295 Calhoun, looking north
This week, the BAR unanimously DENIED the proposed building at 295 Calhoun for a second time. The PSC was pleased the Board responded to our call to turn down the proposal, due to how closely it resembled the version denied in April. No meaningful change had occurred to the height, scale, mass, and architecture of the building – all of which accounted for the Board’s denial in the first place.
The Board agreed with the PSC that to even entertain the proposal would have undermined the process and reinforced that the design was a nonstarter. The message was clear: a denial means the project needs to take a fresh approach and start from square one.
The Board’s decision was bolstered by another incredible showing of community engagement, which underscores how important public input is on major projects impacting Charleston. Thank you to all who stood with us against this inappropriate proposal! We will keep you informed on any future developments for this site.