From the Post and Courier:


“The city of Charleston’s housing authority is offering $1 million for an acre of county-owned land on the upper peninsula where it hopes to build affordable housing for people with low to moderate incomes.

“The county has been talking about affordable housing,” said Don Cameron, director of the housing authority. “The county has this property and it’s a great opportunity for the housing authority.”

The initial response Nov. 30 from a number of County Council members was less than enthusiastic.

The land is part of more than 6 acres Charleston County owns at 995 Morrison Drive, the remainder of an 8-acre former auto dealership the county bought for $1.45 million in 1996 to house some county offices.

The county earlier sold 1.5 acres for more than $5 million, and for months County Council has been debating whether to use the remaining land for affordable housing or sell it for the highest price possible.”