June 16, 2021

Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection

Captain Sam’s Spit Permits Denied

For Kiawah Development Partners (KDP), it’s back to the drawing board if it wants to continue its now 12-year pursuit of the development of Captain Sam’s Spit. On June 2, the South Carolina Supreme Court denied permits that KDP so desperately needed from DHEC to construct a 2,380-foot steel wall along the neck portion that connects Kiawah to Captain Sam’s. These permits would have also allowed infrastructure like roadways, stormwater systems and utility lines. This is the third time the SC Supreme Court has ruled in favor of protecting Captain Sam’s Spit, a small and fragile piece of property, which many local wildlife call home, located on the southern tip of Kiawah Island.

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