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Despite the recent jurisdictional determination made by the US Army Corps of Engineers, asserting jurisdiction over the wetlands on the Angel Oak Village project site, the Angel Oak Village stormwater application has just been approved by the State Department of Health and Environmental Control/Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. (DHEC/OCRM). Savetheangeloak.org has responded with an appeal of this [...]
The Angel Oak on Johns Island has been the subject of several recent articles, each focusing on how the Sea Island Planned Unit Development (Sea Island) may affect the great live oak. // Share|
The proposed project on the Sea Island Health Care Corporation property is considered by many residents and visitors to be incompatible with the adjacent Angel Oak Park. Concerns include irreparable harm to the Angel Oak tree due to increased wind exposure and changes to the hydrologic regime, as well as negative impacts to the quality of place at the [...]
Developers of Angel Oak Village return with revised plans to increase the number of housing units to 600.
Developers of Angel Oak Village return with revised plans to increase the number of housing units to 600.2008: Developers of what’s become known as Angel Oak Village return to the city with revised plans that eliminate the big-box grocery store and increase the number of housing units to 600. The Planning Commission endorses the new plan and City Council approves it, over the course of three public meetings in May and July. In late [...]
2005: With the sale of the land pending and Sea Island’s bankruptcy reorganization hanging in the balance, Charleston insists on greater protection for Angel Oak than proposed by the buyers. The city threatens to buy all the land if the potential developers don’t agree to concessions. After days of contentious public hearings, a deal is reached [...]
2004: Sea Island seeks bankruptcy protection. In September, the city announces a plan to acquire 16 acres around Angel Oak Park for $1 million as part of a $3.5 million purchase of the entire property by Greenville developer Robert S. Small Jr. That deal falls through, and the land is bought by a different developer. // Share|
2001: The state names Angel Oak South Carolina’s Millennium Tree. Charleston’s Planning Commission approves rezoning the Sea Island property to allow a grocery story, office buildings and apartments. // Share|
2000: Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care, a nonprofit provider of services to low-income Sea Islands residents, proposes selling 42 undeveloped acres around Angel Oak Park because of financial problems. // Share|
1991: The city of Charleston buys what is now Angel Oak Park, roughly 2 acres on a dirt road surrounding what’s billed as the oldest living tree east of the Mississippi River. // Share|