Charleston City Council votes on fill and build restrictions Tuesday

Charleston City Council votes on fill and build restrictions Tuesday
October 21 15:54 2019 Print This Article

Charleston City Council will vote on an ordinance to restrict fill dirt development in all new construction projects citywide. The ordinance was requested by Councilman Harry Griffin in September. Fill and build development was discouraged in the recently-published Dutch Dialogues drainage study.

Other drainage-related agenda items include funding repairs for the Low Battery Seawall and providing local match funding for a National Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation grant to engineer, design and construct green infrastructure in the flood-prone Church Creek drainage basin. Phase 1 of the Low Battery Seawall will cost close to $26 million, mostly coming from hotel and restaurant taxes.

The amended request by Trademark Properties to increase zoning density at Citadel Mall will receive a second reading. The request calls for adding high density structures to the existing mall space with a mix of office space, retail, apartment and condominium units, hotel rooms, and a sports competition venue. The MUSC West Campus will open January 1 at the former JC Penney space. The facility will offer a full array of outpatient services and will include 900 employees. More than 1200 patients a day are expected to receive medical services there.