by John Steinberger | July 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Nearly two years after City of Charleston negotiated a buyout agreement with FEMA, the 32 units from the former Bridge Pointe condominium complex in the Shadowmoss neighborhood are being demolished. Under the agreement, the land can never again be developed.
The condos, built in the 1980s, first flooded during a heavy rain in 2008. They flooded another four times between 2015 and 2017. The homeowners were awarded a payment equal to the pre-flood market value of their homes.
The vacated property must be used for flooding mitigation. The post-demolition configuration for the property has not yet been determined. One possible use would be a lake to be converted into a bird sanctuary. The area already is home to egrets, blue herons, ibises, woodstorks, and other waterfowl.
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