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New eight-story building on Mary Street being proposed to take over old Hughes Lumber location

Updated: Jun 17, 2018

This past Wednesday the Board of Architectural Review approved the height, scale and mass of the significant new proposed building at 82 Mary Street by the Cobalt Property Group. 82 Mary Street will be an eight-story building on old the location of Hughes Lumber in Downtown Charleston, between King Street and Meeting Street. The group requested to a ninth floor and was denied by the board.

82 Mary Street proposed building by the Cobalt Property Group
© Cobalt Property Group
“Currently we have kind of a ‘conditional’ approval. We have to go back on the ninth floor and they need to see our materials and they wanted to see some design changes,” said Patrick Marr of Cobalt Property Group. According to Marr, the building is going to have an ‘art deco theme.’

82 Mary Street is projected to be between 100,000 to 130,000 square feet of office space along with retail and parking spaces available.

“We hope to have the actual detailing done by the end of the year,” Marr added. “We expect to start construction in 2019 – with delivery late 2020, early 2021.”

Mike Bennett of Bennett Hospitality has proposed a 300-room hotel, 200-unit residential and parking garage for the neighboring lot of 82 Mary Street fronting Meeting Street at the old location of the recently demoed Courtyards Apartments at 411 Meeting Street.

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