Four Important Community Meetings This Month
preservation-admin , December 5, 2023
The City of Charleston’s new Peninsula Plan will provide ‘water-first’ guidance for future development.
There is no slowing down this holiday season: The public meeting schedule is packed with opportunities to participate in local decision-making, and we urge you to get engaged! There are four important community events at the city and county levels that we want to put on your radar:
City of Charleston
Water First Community Open Houses
1142 Morrison Drive (ILA Local 1422)
Monday, December 11 4:00-7:00PM
Wednesday, December 13 9:00AM-12:00PM
The City of Charleston is hosting the next round of open houses for the Peninsula Plan, with an emphasis on creating priorities for waterfront development. At the open houses, staff will provide an overview of current land use recommendations for coastline areas and share examples from waterfronts around the world to inspire discussion. This effort is highly relevant to the upcoming redevelopment of Union Pier, since any recommendations that come out of this will set the benchmark for the design process for the site. This is a drop-in style event, and we hope you can stop by to help shape the future of Charleston’s waterfront. Learn more at peninsulaplan.org/events and take part in a virtual meeting, where you can submit feedback.
Residents of historic communities gathered over the summer for a public meeting.
Charleston County staff are holding two community meetings to answer questions and gather public input on proposed amendments to the Historic Preservation Ordinance. The PSC and fellow community advocates have expressed strong concerns over proposed changes to the ordinance since this summer, due to potential implications of reducing the Historic Preservation Commission’s ability to protect community character. We are pleased local leaders are responding to those calls for better transparency and stakeholder collaboration to inform any amendments, and we hope Staff works closely with affected residents to ensure protections under the ordinance remain meaningful. Questions and comments can also be emailed to CCPC@charlestoncounty.org.