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Working To Ensure Quality of Life For All

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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

295 Calhoun back at BAR-L

UPDATE: Late afternoon, January 10, developers pulled the application for the January 11 BAR-L meeting. Stay connected for all updates regarding this project.  January 10, 2023 | The developers of…

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State Ports Authority Poised to Redevelop Union Pier

The redevelopment of Union Pier Terminal presents a critically important opportunity for Charleston on the last 70 acres of undeveloped waterfront on the peninsula. It is the largest proposed development…

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Charleston Tourism Forum, October 18, 2022

Charleston Tourism Forum, recorded October 18, 2022Historic Charleston Foundation was proud to host a community tourism forum, along with the City of Charleston, SC Government and Explore Charleston, on Tuesday,…

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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 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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