A developer who wants to turn 2221 S. Broad St. into apartments was told by two civic associations last month that he’s shooting for too much density. Dirk Merill, whose company Georgia Pierce LLC bought the building in February for $365,000, asked for seven apartments in the building’s 4,900 square feet. Not gonna happen.
First up was a presentation to the South Broad Street Neighbors Association’s zoning committee by Merill and attorney Richard DeMarco, who is also on the board of the SBSNA. DeMarco claimed that though the zoning permits only allow four units and an office, the building has seven electrical meters in the basement.