The fact remains that a huge opportunity for an investor -- or investors -- hankering for waterfront property along the South Carolina coast exists in the town of Port Royal.
Thursday's article ("Sale of Port of Port Royal falls through: Redevelopment group unable to secure financing for $17M purchase") is accurate in that the town and its residents "see the importance of getting the currently vacant and abandoned land developed." I dare say many who live, work and pass through our community see the attributes of this small seaside town as far more than just complementary to the Port of Port Royal.
These "other" attributes are what make this community unique -- a rich history, myriad quirky and intriguing residents, a newly opened rookery for bird watching, a successful farmers market, a unique meeting and event space called "The Shed," a home for several not-for-profits with common good as their aim, an entertaining Street Music series, an Old Village Association that produces seasonal events, a host of small boutique businesses, a Historic Port Royal Foundation that keeps us mindful of our past and, most importantly, a body of people who genuinely care about each other.
At issue is the decision as to whether economic growth can transpire with or without the port redevelopment.