Bridge Pointe condominiums are being torn down

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[1] 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.

Endnotes:
  1. Bridge Pointe: https://lowcountrysource.com/feature-this/bridgepointe-demolition-a-key-feature-in-flood-mitigation-plan/

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