Update on Captain Sams Spit

Last August, South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) filed an appeal on behalf of PreserveKiawah, Inc., a non-profit group comprising Kiawah property owners. The appeal challenged the Town of Kiawah Island Planning Commission’s July 6, 2022, decision to extend the approval of the Kiawah developers’ preliminary subdivision plat for Captain Sams Spit for another year.

The plat, initially approved in 2015, laid out plans to construct 50 single family homes on this 190-acre dynamic, teardrop-shaped isthmus located on the southern end of Kiawah Island. This land is surrounded by the Kiawah River, Captain Sams Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.

As of July 28, 2023, both parties of this dispute now agree that the plat extension has expired and is no longer valid. The parties requested that the case be dismissed as moot. Any further attempt to develop Captain Sams Spit will need to be initiated from square one. To read the complete news release, click here.

-Source: South Carolina Environmental Law Project

(image credit: SCELP)