The Post & Courier
Creating affordable housing is challenging enough; doing it as part of a sensitive rehabilitation to a historic building in Charleston is even more difficult. That’s why we’re doubly gratified to see construction work finally begin on the long-planned and longer-hoped-for project to convert the former Henry P. Archer School into 89 apartments for seniors with incomes below 60% of the area’s median income.
The Nassau Street landmark has been vacant for years and was in such poor condition that it once was considered for demolition, despite its history as a place where civil rights leader Septima Clark once taught. The project not only will save an important part of the East Side’s history but also will give the city much-needed housing. The phrase “win-win” is overused but fits here.