Former SC ports land on coast up for sale again

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) - Land in Port Royal owned by the South
Carolina State Ports Authority is again on the market after a
second attempt to sell the property fell though this week.

Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis says concerns about the title
to some smaller parcels in the site and about a marina permit
prompted Charleston developer Ben Grambling to pass on the deal.

Former Gov. Mark Sanford signed legislation almost seven years
ago to close the little-used port and sell the 51-acre property.

Town council disagreed last year with Sanford's wish that 10
acres be used for a park. Most council members said that wouldn't
be economical.

Ports Authority spokesman Byron Miller says the authority has a
commercial real estate firm looking for a new buyer.
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