Our Development committee's core philosophy
The primary focus of the development committee is to proactively work with local officials and hold them accountable to ensure our island has a healthy mixture of homes, businesses, and recreational activities.
The vast majority of future development must occur within the established Urban Growth Boundary, thereby preserving roughly 80% of our island as rural and agricultural. To enhance our quality of life, and accomplish these goals, development and infrastructure must occur simultaneously.
Traffic is a major concern, and we must take a comprehensive approach to reducing congestion.
As more people move to our beautiful island, the more important it is for us to have a vibrant town we can use - thereby reducing off-island trips for shopping, schooling, recreation, and work. We support carefully growing our suburban and urban spaces, but demand the infrastructure needed to support this growth.
Bottom line: Together we can make Johns Island a wonderful place to live, work, learn, and play.
Current Development Projects
The Johns Island Community Association is committed to responsible and constrained development. To enhance our quality of life and reduce traffic, we must have a healthy mixture of homes, businesses, and recreation activities.
Headquarters North Point | 22 Units | Approved
Village at Fenwick Plantation | 609 Units | Approved
Preserve at Fenwick | 68 Units | Approved
Produce Lane | 30 Units | Approved
Shade Tree Development | 1,094 Units | Approved
St. Johns Square - Crowne Apartments | 503 Units | Approved
The Arbors at St. Johns Woods | 99 Units | Approved
River Road (North)
Swygerts Landing - Phases 2-5 | 132 Units | Prelim
The Gardens at Riverview Farms | 82 Units | Pending
Johns River Creek | 93 Units | Prelim
River Road (South)
Retreat at Seven Oaks | 160 Units | Prelim
Stonoview Development | 379 Units | Approved
Rawl PUD | 460 Units | Approved
Kiawah River Plantation | 1,200 Units | Prelim
Fenwick Hills | 161 Units | Approved
Lakeside Park | 161 Units | Prelim
Brownswood Sea Island Farms | 29 Units | On Hold
Brownswood Village | 107 Units | Approved
Whitney Lake | 268 Units Built/Recorded | 595 Units Prelim
Maybank Highway Overlay Zoning District
Overlay districts are special areas that the County of Charleston mandates special development and design requirements. Currently, property owners in the City are subjected to different design standards than those in the County. We must ensure the City of Charleston and County coordinate architectural and design requirements along Maybank Highway.
Both the City of Charleston and Charleston County have established land use plans and urban growth boundaries. It is crucial we continue to enhance these plans and protect the urban growth boundary.
Let's build a community we're proud of!
Beyond increasing connectivity and capacity to our road network, we are committed to ensuring our roadways are maintained.
Johns Island roads are maintained by either Charleston County or SCDOT -- depending on who "owns" the roadway.
If you have a concern about a road on Johns Island, we encourage you to place a work order request with appropriate agency.
Use the SC Department of Transportation Street Finder Tool to determine who is responsible for maintaining a specific road.