New Neighborhoods Scheduled for James Island

James Island will see some changes over the next 3 years.  Here is a quick snapshot at what is going on:

  • Harbor homes is about to begin building 19 new homes in Ocean Neighbors
  • Crescent Homes is about to begin building 25 new homes on Riverland Drive across from the golf course.
  • DR Horton has begun building about 20 LARGE homes in Island Shores (located down Woodland Shores toward the Stono River)
  • New Leaf Builders is about to begin 12 homes on Woodland Shores Rd.
  • DR Horton is about to begin developing and building 38 homes in Harbor Woods off of Regatta Rd
  • Beazer is about to begin developing and building 88 homes in the front of Seaside Plantation
  • And finally at the corner of Grimball and Folly on the junkyard site, Associated Developers is about to begin developing and building an unknown number of homes…but I have heard the number might be in the 75-100+ range.

The total number here is staggering:

277-302 homes.  This does not include small builders who will do 1’s and 2’s scattered about.

We have also heard that another National builder has an offer on the Church property behind the soccer fields on Ft Johnson Road.

And of course, there are 11.19 acres listed at the corner of Dills Bluff and Camp Rd for sale, which will allow for around another 33 units.


How do you feel about all of the proposed development going on for James Island?

Please comment below...



Posted by Mike Ciucci on


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Nope, I don't like this one bit. 400 to 500 more cars? Complete the I-526 Extension already.

Posted by John S on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 5:06am

Completing I-526 won't help this as it'll only BRING more cars..........

Posted by Sandy on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 5:10am

NO- with the completion of 526, the additional 400 cars will have a highway option instead of driving through residential "cut through" roads. It will help alleviate congestion around the smaller residential roads.

Posted by John S on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 5:13am

are there any plans for construction on corner of central park rd and riverland?also any plans for senior condos or apts on james island?

Posted by marge on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 12:47pm

Marge, so far I am not aware of plans to build on the corner of Central Park and Riverland. But that certainly doesn't mean someone doesn't have a plan in the making.

As to your question about senior condos or apts scheduled for James Island- I do not know of any coming up, but I do realize that there is a demand for senior living/condos and understand the desire for them. If I hear of anything coming up, I will let you know here.

Posted by Mike Ciucci on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 3:23am

STOP the madness - building is uncontrolled and strictly for GREED!!! There is NO WAY all of the people on James Island will get off the island when the next Hugo hits. Have you tried to get to Folly Beach after 10:00 am on a pretty day?? Mayor Riley could care less about James Island and the additional congestion. When is the last time a new cookie cutter neighborhood has been built south of broad ?

Posted by Debbie on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 8:55am

That's a good point, Debbie. I have been concerned about the additional traffic around James Island, but didn't even think about the kind of traffic it'll bring if/when a hurricane comes. I was here for Hugo (stayed) and wasn't about to get into the 14 hour congestion leaving the Charleston area (even though we should have left). And yes, the traffic along Folly Road also gets heavy during the spring and summer months as well. There is still a fair amount of room to build along Folly Road towards the beach so I can only guess what the traffic situation could look like in the future. Thank goodness we have some back roads but it is still a big issue.

Posted by Mike Ciucci on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 9:46am

Head for the hills!!526 is not the solution!!The proposed route of 526 will come right past my bedroom @ the Regatta,so I can wave to all the folks headed to Folly and downtown,unless eminate domain will destroy my bldg and give me low "fair" mkt value,which will put me on welfare!!NORTH CAROLINA HERE I COME!!!;-)

Posted by MARGE on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 12:24pm

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