Officials:Mixed-use biotech project would bring 3,000 residential units

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horizon district charleston

In the next 20 to 25 years, the downtown skyline as seen from West Ashley could feature new apartments, parking garages, and biotechnical research facilities. New construction is expected to begin this fall in an area near the Medical University of South Carolina called the Horizon District, reports Charleston CityPaper.

The district is framed by Lockwood Drive to the west, Fishburne Street to the north, Hagood Avenue to the east, and Spring Street to the south. Existing structures, including Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston Police Department headquarters, and the Charleston Marriott, will remain in place, but much of the surrounding land will be used for new construction.

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