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BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 16, 2021) – The Historic District Review Board unanimously approved at its March 10 meeting a demolition permit for the brick structure at 211 Charles Street, originally an A&P supermarket that was built in the late 1940s.
In the 1998 Beaufort County Aboveground Historic Resources Survey, the 12,500-square-foot building was determined to be a non-contributing structure, meaning not historically significant. City staff recommended that the demolition be approved.
At the meeting, the board conditioned its approval by saying that a demolition permit should not be issued until building permits are issued for the replacement building.
303 Associates, a property development company in Beaufort, has proposed the Cannon Building, a three-story mixed-use building with apartments on the upper levels and commercial space on the ground level, to be built at the 211 Charles site. The Cannon Building received conceptual approval at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Historic Review Board.
The Historic Review Board also approved the construction of a three-townhouse complex at 1107 Bay Street, adjacent to The Anchorage 1770 inn. The site is now vacant. The upscale townhomes, to be developed by the Bennett Hofford Construction Co. of Charleston, are 2,800 square feet each, and are four stories high, with a ground level for a garage, porches on each floor, and a family room and rooftop deck on the top floor. is the first phase of what is expected to be three phases by this developer.
Photos: Building to be demolished, top right. Below, the Cannon Building and 1107 Bay St. townhomes.