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Hotel planned for site of old Ports Authority headquarters

September 15, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Los Angeles developer is proposing a 225-room luxury hotel on the Charleston waterfront at a site which has been the headquarters of the South Carolina Ports Authority for decades.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2cJJrrN) city regulators will review the proposal from Lowe Enterprises next week.

The Ports Authority is selling the property and moving its headquarters to the Wando Terminal in Mount Pleasant to be closer to port operations. The authority received offers for its headquarters property and an adjoining tract from a dozen potential buyers.

Plans for the new hotel include, a restaurant, an open-air cafe, a rooftop bar and lounge and continuing the city’s walking path along Charleston Harbor.

The Ports Authority has had its headquarters at the site since the 1970s.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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