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Update March 17: The City Planning Commission rejected the zoning plan to allow 50 room hotels to pepper the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood.
The Commission offered a compromise during yesterday's meeting which would limit hotels in some areas to a 25 room maximum.
The Post and Courier has the update; read it here.
Update December 15: With the neighborhood association endorsing the zoning plan unanimously, the Cannonborough-Elliotborough idea to allow bed and breakfasts as well as small, boutique hotels goes before the Planning Commission today.
The Post and Courier has expanded upon their original reporting and has a depiction of the new hotel zoning area, that if approved, would allow hotels with up to 50 rooms to be established along parts of Saint Philip, Cannon, Spring and Bee streets.
First reporting: Without a doubt, the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood has unbeatable charm and a noteworthy selection of local shops and restaurants. Could boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts be next?
According to Tim Keene with the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability, the possibility is very real.
The idea itself stemmed from the neighborhood's residents, and if approved, the hotels would be capped at fewer than 50 rooms each and bed and breakfasts at fewer than 10. The City Planning Commission will take up these proposals on December 15th at 5 p.m.
Live 5 News has more on the proposed changes to Cannonborough-Elliotborough; read it here.