- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Plans for a major redevelopment in Charleston’s historic district will be discussed another day after hundreds of people, many of them opposed to the project, jammed a meeting room causing the session to be postponed.

Media outlets report that more than 200 people attended a city Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, but the crowd was too big for a meeting room violating fire codes. Commissioners decided to reschedule the session.

At issue is a plan by the Beach Co. to redevelop an area near Charleston’s iconic Colonial Lake.

The plan calls for replacing a 14-story building with about 225 apartments with more than 450 apartments in three new buildings.

Opponents say it is too big and will bring too much additional traffic to that area of the historic district.

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