Laurel Island is an approximately 196-acre redevelopment project located just north of the Ravenel Bridge's connection to downtown, near the East Central neighborhood. The project is planned to be a mixed-use project to include residential, retail, office, hotel and an expansive park system that will connect people with miles of shoreline surrounding the island.
The six (6) parcels that comprise the Laurel Island project have been rezoned to a planned unit development (PUD).
Per the City of Charleston, a PUD is intended to provide flexibility in the design of developments; to encourage comprehensive planning of developments; to permit innovation in neighborhood design that includes incorporation of open space, preservation of natural features and other amenities; to provide opportunity for a mixture of uses within a development, and to insure compatibility of developments with surrounding areas.
The PUD text is available for review on the City's website here.