- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston city officials have again rejected a plan for a redevelopment project in the city’s historic district that has attracted widespread opposition.

Local media outlets report The Beach Co. wants to replace a 14-story building near the Ashley River with another tower with luxury apartments, retail and office space and a parking garage.

The city’s board of architectural review had earlier expressed concern about the height of the proposed tower and during a Wednesday meeting the developers proposed lowering its height from about 210 feet to about 160 feet. That was not enough to get board approval.

About 250 people attended the meeting and most who spoke opposed the plan.

The company’s original redevelopment proposal for a series of smaller buildings was withdrawn after widespread opposition.

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