Advocacy Alerts

Your Chance to Experience Union Pier

preservation-admin , February 26, 2024


On March 5, for the first time in a generation, the S.C. Ports Authority will open Union Pier to the public to facilitate informed public comment on planning for the site.

This is an extraordinary opportunity. While further details on the substance of the visit are pending, we encourage you to mark your calendars:

Union Pier Open House
Tuesday, March 5
9 A.M. – 12 P.M. and 3-6 P.M.
Union Pier Terminal

As the project once again enters the design stage in the coming months, resident engagement is critical to make sure this project maximizes the potential public benefit for this once-in-a-generation opportunity.

What to Expect:

The workshop on March 5 will be a unique chance for the public to visit Union Pier and experience the significance of the historic maritime waterfront that most people have only seen through the chain-link, barbed-wire fence.

Visitors will also hear more about the opportunities and constraints presented by this longtime industrial site, including challenges posed by flooding, pollution, and more.

Before You Go:

Visit, newly redesigned and improved with new ways for you to learn more about the rich historical context of Union Pier.

From the indigenous people who once gathered on the shores of the Cooper River to the working waterfront that connected 19th-century Charleston to the world via commerce, you’ll learn this site is much more than a blank slate for redevelopment.

The March 5 visit is your next chance to learn more and weigh in. We hope to see you there.

Also: The Union Pier Stakeholder Advisory Committee meets TONIGHT, Monday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 P.M. The meeting is public, but will not include a comment period. Watch via Zoom, with info available online.

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