Advocacy Alerts

Update: Final Round of Public Engagement on Charleston Comprehensive Plan

preservation-admin , March 29, 2021

The City of Charleston has announced a robust schedule of community engagement events focused on the Comprehensive Plan update, known as the City Plan, both in-person and online. Over the next month, a series of feedback sessions, pop-ups, and open houses will provide residents multiple opportunities to share their vision for Charleston’s future and discuss key points of the Plan with City Staff and consultants.

This is a once-in-a-decade chance to help shape the City’s policies and approach to decision-making on major issues like land use, transportation, and flood mitigation. The City Plan will provide recommendations specific to each unique, geographic area throughout the city—Don’t miss your chance to address concerns and priorities in your neighborhood! See below for an overview of this spring’s schedule of events, and visit charlestoncityplan.com for more details.

The PSC applauds City Staff for their efforts to meaningfully engage residents through this spring’s calendar of events. Planning responsibly for Charleston’s future cannot be rushed and, given the inability to offer in-person engagement opportunities over the past year, we are encouraged by the City’s willingness to slow down and ensure outreach is effective and inclusive. 

CITY PLAN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SCHEDULE

IN-PERSON

City Plan Open House at the Gaillard Center: 
Every Friday in April from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (*ending at 3:00 PM on April 23)

City Plan Pop-Ups (drop-in):
Wando & Daniel Island (April 12, 3:30 – 6:30 PM at the Keith School Museum

West Ashley (April 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at St. Andrews Middle School)

James Island (April 20, 3:30 – 6:30 PM at the Baxter Patrick James Island Library)

Johns Island (April 24, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Haut Gap Middle School)

Peninsula (April 28, 3:30 – 6:30 PM at the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center)

VIRTUAL

Feedback Sessions (via Zoom):
(click the links below to register)

Housing Analysis (March 29, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

Water and Land Use (March 31, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

Wando & Daniel Island (April 14, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

West Ashley (April 19, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

James Island (April 22, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

Johns Island (April 26, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

Peninsula (April 29, 6:00 – 7:30 PM)