Community Issues

An important part of Historic Charleston Foundation's mission is to "educate the public about the benefits that are derived from preservation." Historic Charleston Foundation will continue to advocate for the preservation of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs. 

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Past Issues:

 

Answers to Audience Questions from Hotel Development Forum

6/15/2017
Historic Charleston Foundation hosted a forum on May 15, 2017 at the Charleston Museum focused on hotel development and how it is affecting the future of Charleston. In a panel discussion moderated by Wilbur E. Johnson, attorney and former HCF Board Chair, participants presented varying perspectives on this controversial issue and provided answers to audience questions.

Position on 3X Zoning

5/7/2015
HCF's statement to Planning Commission on 3X Zoning height designation.

Position to BAR on Sgt. Jasper

5/7/2015
HCF's position statement to BAR regarding Sergeant Jasper Tower in the Park proposal.

Sergeant Jasper PUD Position Statement

2/12/2015
Position Statement regarding the Sergeant Jasper Planned Unit Development application.

Foundation Challenges Preliminary Approval of the Spaulding Paolozzi Center

7/27/2014
Historic Charleston Foundation has cooperatively filed a Petition and Notice of Appeal with the Court of Common Pleas challenging the Board of Architectural Review's Preliminary approval of the Spaulding Paolozzi Center, also known as the Clemson Architecture Building, along with Preservation Society of Charleston, the Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association and the Charlestowne Neighborhood Association.

Position on the Spaulding Paolozzi Center

6/25/2014
Historic Charleston Foundation did not support the current proposed design of the Spaulding Paolozzi Center due to how its proposed use of primary materials has changed since initial presentations.

Proposed Transmission Line Threatens Delicate Santee River Delta

6/24/2014
Berkeley Electric Cooperative has proposed a 15 to 20-mile, 115-kilovolt transmission line that would extend from Winyah Bay in Georgetown, across the Santee River delta and through up to 11 acres of the Francis Marion National Forest to McClellanville.

Peninsula Mobility Forum with Panel of Transportation Policy Experts

5/12/2014
In May 2014, meeting attendees heard from experts in other communities which have successfully tackled issues related to traffic, parking and mobility.

Advocating for the future of Cainhoy Plantation

1/29/2014
Cainhoy Plantation, a 9,000 acre former plantation that was annexed into the city of Charleston in 1991, is slated for a large, multi-phased development,

The future of Cainhoy Plantation

11/24/2013
Cainhoy Plantation, a 9,000 acre former plantation annexed into the city of Charleston in 1991 is slated for a large, multi-phased development, the largest such development in the city’s history.

Design Review

11/14/2012
The Preservation Plan is the basis and criteria for Historic Charleston Foundation’s decisions when conducting design review.

Preserve & Protect

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. More>

Contact Us

Historic Charleston Foundation
40 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1623


2017 Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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