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Advocacy In Action

We’re regularly engaged in community issues – from the protection of historic buildings to quality of life issues that threaten the character of the community. Our advocacy team regularly attends Board of Architectural Review meetings, Planning Commission meetings and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. It’s our belief through these advance collaborative meetings, issues and concerns are often resolved before a project’s submittal to the city.

Additionally, our staff meets several times a month with various developers and architects to discuss specific development and historic preservation projects coming before the Board of Architectural Review or Planning Commission. We’re proud to support development that’s consistent with adopted city planning policy.

Community Issues News

Keeping History Above Water

By Winslow Hastie The 2nd Annual “Keeping History Above Water” conference was held in late October in Annapolis, MD. Hosted by the Newport Restoration Foundation, it is the only conference…

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Washington Preserves Historic Tax Credit

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit is the most important economic incentive in the field of historic preservation. Established by President Reagan, it has enabled the rehabilitation of over 40,000…

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Historic Charleston Foundation’s Oral History Program

Historic Charleston Foundation’s Oral History Program began in 2003 as an initiative which grew from the realization that Charleston was rapidly losing members of the generation involved with the founding…

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Archaeology

Archaeological digs help answer questions about Charleston’s history that documentary records alone cannot provide.

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Ashley River Historic Corridor

We’ve been at the forefront of efforts to protect the nationally significant historic Ashley River Corridor and lead the expansion of the National Register-designated Ashley River Historic District from approximately 7,000 to 24,000 acres.

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Easements

Easements are a successful tool that help protect a historic property by safeguarding its historic character, materials and significance.

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Edmunds Endangered Property Fund

We were the first organization in the country to develop a revolving fund as a preservation strategy.

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Housing Affordability

To protect the cultural character of our neighborhoods, we’ve embarked upon a housing affordability initiative.

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Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

The goal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is to stabilize neighborhoods by securing the future of their historic structures and community.

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