City of Charleston celebrates completion of its latest affordable housing project: James Lewis, Jr. Apartments

May 6, 2024

Today, the City of Charleston proudly celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for the James Lewis, Jr. Apartments located at 89 Hanover Street. The completion of this project is a significant milestone for affordable housing solutions within the community.

Former City Councilman James Lewis, Jr. alongside Mayor William S. Cogswell cut the ribbon to signify the completion of the affordable housing project. With an $11 million investment from the City of Charleston, which includes Affordable Housing Bond funds, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds, and the value of the land, the James Lewis, Jr. Apartments offer 64 affordable rental homes for individuals earning sixty percent or below the Area Median Income.

This development is located on the Eastside of the peninsula and is named in honor of former Councilmember James Lewis, Jr., a steadfast advocate for affordable housing. The City of Charleston partnered with the Fitch Irick Corporation, a nationally recognized leader in affordable and workforce housing development and Creative Builders, Inc.