Planned 4-story multi-family structure in downtown Charleston; The house tour is May 21 and 22 | Real estate

Four years after submitting a proposal to replace a one-story brick structure built in the 1950s in downtown Charleston with a multi-story fixture, plans now show a four-story apartment building should take its place.

Owner 284 Meeting Street Associates wants to build the structure at 284 Meeting St. next to The bike shop south of Calhoun St.

Site plans show six units ranging from approximately 2,500 square feet to 3,700 square feet of living space, including covered terraces, in the nearly 24,000 square foot building.

The ground floor features 1,600 square feet of retail space along with 12 parking spaces, six climate-controlled storage lockers and an equal number of refrigerated storage units for grocery delivery.

Governor's House Inn

The Governor’s House Inn at 117 Broad St. in Charleston was once the home of “Founding Father” Edward Rutledge, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It will be one of the properties included in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s House Tour on May 21-22. Beautiful Properties / Provided

Visit of the houses

the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League will host its second edition Visit of the houses in downtown Charleston on May 21 and 22.

The event benefits orchestra and music scholarships.

This year’s exhibits feature five homes and two garden tours. Homes range from newly built residences in the South Broad area to a reimagined traditional Victorian home to a historic home built in the 1700s.

Self-guided tours include docents in homes and gardens for the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Symphonic musicians will also perform at the tour sites.

Ticket exchange at Mitchell Hill at 414 King St. will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets must be redeemed in advance for wristbands and tour guides. Tickets can also be purchased at Mitchell Hill through May 22. Tickets are also available at Indigo Books in Fresh Fields Village until May 20.

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On May 20, the league will host A Southern Party to history Charleston Library Society at 164 King St. The limited-seat event will include a dinner, tour, music and live auction.

The league is also raffling off a car again this year. It’s an all electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium SUV which will be on display during the tour, where tickets at $125 each will be on sale as well as online. The winning ticket will be drawn US customs house before the Charleston Symphony Sunset Serenade concert on May 27.

Tour ticket prices are $65 in advance and $70 on tour days. Friends tickets priced at $150 are also available. They include two tour tickets and a donation for music scholarships.

Tickets for the Southern Fete are $175, $250, and $500. Table sponsorships are available at $2,500 with seating for 8 people.

Further details and tickets are available at

Middleton Cove Apartments West Ashley

The owner of Middleton Cove Apartments in Charleston recently refinanced a $62.1 million loan that included the complex as well as another in North Charleston and four others in Texas. CBRE/Provided

Long-term holdings

A Boston-based real estate investment firm that had owned several Sunbelt apartments for more than 25 years, including two in the Lowcountry, recently refinanced the holdings with a $62.1 million loan.

Churchill Forge Properties secured the loan for 1,632 units that include multi-family complexes in the Lowcountry and in Austin and San Antonio in Texas, according to the commercial real estate company CBREwho helped arrange the 10-year, full-rate Fannie Mae Loans.

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The portfolio includes 151 homes Deer Run Apartments at 8755 Jenny Lind St. in North Charleston and the 381 units Middleton Cove complex at 2274 Ashley River Road in West Ashley. Churchill subsidiaries purchased the Middleton property in 1995 for $11.75 million and the Deer Run site in 1996 for $3.95 million, according to county land records.

Other properties include Canyon Point, Oak springs and deer oaks in San Antonio and Churchill Crossing in Austin.

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