Have you been hearing the term NIMBY used a lot lately? I just learned the term this year and I feel like I am hearing it every where now. You know the drill: "I don't have any problem with (fill in the blank), just not in my backyard." Charleston is experiencing unprecedented growth and as a result NIMBYism is spreading like the plague. And I think everyone has a little NIMBY in them. Don't believe me? I thought I'd have a little fun and help you determine if you might be a NIMBY.Read More
The City of Charleston recently published a report titled: “Revised B.A.R. Process for New Construction and Large Projects.” The report was prepared by DPZ Partners under the leadership of the famed urban planner Andrés Duany. I have reviewed the report and am excited about the potential changes. The report is 48 pages. That is 47 pages more than most people are willing to read. So I'm gonna do you a big one and boil it down to the 5 things you should know.Read More
Andrés Duany returned to Charleston last week. He was in town to present the DPZ report: Revised B.A.R. Process for New Construction and Large Projects
I was able to sit down with Andrés on Friday morning for a chat over breakfast. I wanted to hear some additional information on the report and insight on his thoughts for the future of Charleston.
Last week I witnessed one of the the most interesting and controversial developments I have seen in my 7 years practicing in the Holy City. That development was not the Sergeant Jasper, it was not the Horizon District, and it was not the Clemson Architecture Center. It was no building at all.
It was the arrival of the acclaimed planner and architect, Andres Duany.Read More