Downtown Charleston is known for having one of the more strict historic preservation society's in America. They work to protect the history and charm of the city by very carefully monitoring new construction and altercations to existing homes and structures. But downtown Charleston isn't the only location in the Charleston Trident area that has tight building guidelines. The Board will vote this Tuesday in regards to height restrictions in the Old Village Mount Pleasant. The city is planning on bringing the development of accessory structures to a halt and create more strict height restrictions for these structures. Accessory structures are unattached, secondary structures on the same property as the house, like guests homes or garages. The city plans on limiting these structures to 20 feet or 1 1/2 stories as they have been receiving several complaints from Old Village patrons in regards to new construction throughout the neighborhood. The Save Shem Creek group has proposed efforts before to limit development in the Old Village and this topic will require future meetings before building permit ordinance votes come flying in. Protecting the beauty and integrity of our city is really important and this is just one example about how hard our area works to help maintain the class and charm we've worked so hard to create. For more information on this town council issue, real estate inquiries or all things Old Village, contact Pat Gallant at 843-790-4PAT!