South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Opponents win round over developing Kiawah Island's Capt. Sams Spit but impact debated
Posted: June 18, 2014

KIAWAH ISLAND - The two sides in the battle over Capt. Sam's Spit disagree over the impact of the latest court decision.

Developers say the decision is inconsequential to their plans to build 50 homes on the spit while opponents say it could be a pivotal win for a place prized by generations.

Kiawah Partners last week was denied a request to have a tract near the spit returned to it from the Kiawah Island Community Association. The beachfront parcel adjacent to Beachwalker Park might or might not block a planned access road to the spit.

The partners say they want the property to develop, that the access road wouldn't cross it. But opponents say an overlay of the plan with the Beachwalker Park tract suggests the road is not doable without crossing the tip of the property or disrupting the park.

For more information, please see the full Post and Courier article by Bo Peterson, dated June 14, 2014, at: