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Foundation Matters

HCF’s Official Comments on Army Corps’ 3 x 3 Study

Posted: June 18, 2020

The Foundation has submitted the following comments to the Army Corps regarding the 3 x 3 Study:

As an organization dedicated to preserving Charleston’s historic resources, HCF feels strongly that we should consider every possible option for the long-term protection of Charleston from storm surge flooding and sea level rise. HCF is generally supportive of perimeter protection, if our concerns about design, aesthetics and impacts to historic resources can be alleviated. We have categorized our comments, concerns, and questions by subject area below.


Address Areas of the Peninsula Differently:

Quality of Life and Livability:

Adhere to the Specific Recommendations Made for the Peninsula, East Side and Medical District in the Dutch Dialogues Charleston Report:

Design, Engineering and Aesthetics:

Historic and Cultural Resource Concerns:

Economic Concerns:

Temporary Construction Concerns:

HCF is proud to be invited to participate as a consulting party for purposes of the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Process and appreciative of the opportunity to provide comments and questions on the 3×3 Study. We look forward to continued work with the Corps and the City of Charleston in the optimization phase and beyond to ensure that the final flood risk management plan adheres to the recommendations of Dutch Dialogues Charleston, contributes to Charleston’s quality of place, and is sensitive to the historic and cultural integrity of our neighborhoods, while accomplishing the goals of storm surge protection to reduce damages and loss caused by coastal storm flooding.

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