Charleston Hosting Public Workshops on New Peninsula Waterfront Redevelopment Plan


The City of Charleston is now asking for the public’s help in developing an ambitious new plan to completely reshape our waterfront.

They are about to conduct two “Peninsula Plan: Water First” workshops, with the inaugural session scheduled for this evening.

These workshops aim to place community perspectives at the heart of the Peninsula Plan. This initiative is a key component of the Peninsula Plan: Water First, which seeks to define the future relationship between the peninsula and its surrounding waters.

Introduced in September, the Peninsula Plan is the modern successor to the 1990s downtown plan. It notably includes the proposed Waterfront Redevelopment District and emphasizes street improvements for safer, more efficient transportation. The plan also incorporates neighborhood designs for upcoming developments, such as the eagerly awaited Union Pier project.

The first workshop is scheduled for tonight from 4-7 p.m., followed by another session on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Both will take place at the International Longshoreman’s Association Local 1422.

The city intends to incorporate the feedback from these workshops into the comprehensive plan by the upcoming spring.

You can find out more on the city’s Peninsula Plan website here.