The Latest from Mount Pleasant


Charleston County Public Library and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of a new library branch in Mount Pleasant during a groundbreaking ceremony on July 25. The 40,000-square foot facility will be located inside the Carolina Park neighborhood in the northern area of Mount Pleasant. 

Read more: CCPL, government officials break ground on Wando Mount Pleasant Library


Presentation: Wando Mount Pleasant

Location Features

Adult, children and teen areas
An auditorium with a capacity of 250 people (can be divided into two rooms)
Four small meeting/conference rooms (20-25 person capacity)
Several group study rooms
A quiet area
Digital media studio and editing suites
Makerspace for do-it-yourself (DIY) projects
Outdoor features include two separate patio spaces (children’s and adults’)

Project Timeline

Town of Mount Pleasant reviews permits for new library

September 26, 2017

The Wando Mount Pleasant design is in the final permitting process with the Town of Mt. Pleasant. Site work will begin as soon as the required permits are received.
CCPL breaks ground in Mt. Pleasant

July 25, 2017

Charleston County library and government officials gathered at the site of the new Wando Mount Pleasant Library in the Carolina Park neighborhood to kick off construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 25. Construction is expected to begin in about a month.
Design under review

April 4, 2017

Representatives from Charleston County, CCPL and MB Kahn were in the process of reviewing the culmination of the design development for the new Mt. Pleasant branch. Once the review was finalized and cost estimates were approved, the team moved into construction documentation, which is the final stage of design. MB Kahn narrowed the groundbreaking window to late summer 2017.
Tentative timeline set to break ground

March 7, 2017

CCPL set a tentative timeline to breaking ground on the new Mt. Pleasant branch this summer. The other locations will follow with staggered start dates to evenly distribute the work flow amongst the design and construction teams.
Winter 2017 spent in design development

February 6, 2017

The Mt. Pleasant design team spent January and early February working through the design development stage. Charleston County and CCPL were also in the process of reviewing the culmination of their work, which is a substantial assessment that took approximately one to two months to complete.
Internal schematic review wraps up

January 5, 2017

Internal review of the schematic design proposal for the new Mt. Pleasant location was nearly completed. The design team was released to begin the design development stage at the same time. CCPL looked to schedule a community meeting to discuss this location in January or February.
Design team releases possible schematics to CCPL

December 5, 2016

The new Mt. Pleasant location design team created multiple schematic proposals for review by CCPL, and fine-tuned the possible designs to meet the specific needs of the local community.