b'Advocacy & PreservationYour integral support .allowedtheFoundationtorepresentyouat127publicand sea-level rise and elevating awareness of this meetings including every Board of Architectural Review,reality throughout the community. This collaboration Zoning, Planning Commission and City Council meeting.of transnational water experts worked with local Your support empowered HCF to address the complexcommunity leaders to identify progressive solutions challenges and opportunities facing our community. Onfor the citys long-term benefit. Read more about the your behalf, we advanced policy and ideas for dynamicDutch Dialogues on page 5.solutions to address sea-level rise and flooding concerns,Successfully defending the Hotel Ordinance by smartgrowthandlivability,hotelproliferationandfiling a lawsuit against the Citys Board of Zoning sustainable tourism.Appeals (BZA) and a hotel developer over the Additionally,ouradvocacyteamspentover130hoursBZAs decision to approve a 252-room hotel at 431 meeting with developers on upcoming projects to advocateMeeting Street, an area of the peninsula that has for and shape projects that meet high quality architecturalseen an overconcentration of hotels. The lawsuit and urban design principles. was ultimately settled with the developer agreeing Advocacy and Preservation highlights include: to comply with the spirit of the newly passed ordinance, which includes amenities for the Spearheading the Dutch Dialogues Charlestoncommunity, a limit on the number of hotel rooms process, compelling Charleston leadership toand significant funding for affordable housing. This proactively address the existential threat of floodinglawsuit catalyzed the creation of a Hotel Task Force.Overtourism in Charleston is a growing concern as it brings pressures on the citys historic buildings and residential neighborhoods. Rainbow Row is often particularly crowded on the weekends and traffic on East Bay is often impeded by people taking photos in the middle of the street or staging photo shoots on the sidewalk.HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION 2 2019 ANNUAL REPORT'