Responsible Growth


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.

Maybank Highway

  • 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

Brownswood Road

  • Fenwick Hills | 161 Units | Approved

  • Lakeside Park | 161 Units | Prelim

  • Brownswood Sea Island Farms | 29 Units | On Hold

  • Brownswood Village | 107 Units | Approved

Murraywood Road

  • 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!


Road Maintenance

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.