In the earliest time after the founding of Elliottborough, the land known today as 124 Spring Street was safely nestled in the midst of dual fortresses providing security, safety and comfort to the early settlers of Elliottborough. In its most recent life, this land was home to the congregants of the Plymouth Congregational Church for the past 57 years, providing a sacred place of worship, peace and fellowship for many individuals and families. The future vision for 124 Spring Street will continue this tradition by providing comfort, security and a sense of community to the residents of Sanctuary Court.
Sanctuary Court is a Mixed-Use Planned Unit Development located on Spring Street between Rutledge and Ashley Avenues on the City of Charleston’s Peninsula. It is located within the Cannonborough/Elliottborough Community. The development concept of the community is the incorporation of residential and mixed-use spaces, resulting in an appropriately scaled neighborhood court. The building uses will be consistent with current zoning, allowing commercial office/restaurant use within the limited business portion of the lot along the Spring Street frontage and residential rental units throughout the remainder of the site.
The commercial office/restaurant/short term rental space will be limited to the structures located within the commercially zoned portion of the site. The applicant is desirous of securing commercial leases from businesses that would serve the Cannonborough-Elliottborough community, such as a café, coffee shop or other similar low traffic uses. This would diminish the residential occupant’s reliance upon automobiles by having such facilities on-site.
The residential units will be located throughout the site, including above the commercial spaces. This residential community will consist of (28) two or one bedroom units, in “residential scale” structures, consistent in size with neighboring structures.
An internal court, a living street, will serve as the central element of the community and will create a shared open space. Each building in the development will relate directly to the court; it will serve as a common gathering space.