Critical votes in City of Charleston this week

Critical votes in City of Charleston this week
August 15 16:20 2016 Print This Article

The City of Charleston has three meetings this week which will impact the future look of the community. The Design Review Board meets Monday, August 15 at 5 pm at 2 George Street behind the Gaillard Center, Charleston City Council meets Tuesday, August 16 at 5 pm at City Hall, 80 Broad Street, and the Charleston Planning Commission meets Wed. at 5 pm at 2 George St.

The Design Review Board will look at the plans for a shopping center inside West Ashley Circle. The proposed anchor store is a Harris Teeter supermarket. Lowcountry Source has documented the drainage problems associated with West Ashley Circle. Read the our article from July 14 here: “West Ashley – The road to nowhere.”

Charleston City Council will vote on a variety of proposed zoning changes to increase zoning density (housing units allowed per acre). It will also act on several ordinances involving the proposed Dupont/Wappoo Community Plan in West Ashley.

The Charleston Planning Commission will decide on the proposed The Core apartment complex on Maybank Highway on James Island, consisting of 279 units. It is adjacent to The 280-unit The Standard apartments currently under construction. The apartments adjoin an already congested stretch of Maybank which empties onto Folly Road.

The meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period.

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