Advocacy Forum: Union Pier

Limited ticket quantities remain for this event

Selected date

Thursday May 18

Selected time

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Historic Charleston Foundation invites you to attend!

The Charleston Museum Auditorium
Thursday, May 18th | 6 - 7:30 pm

In the Lobby with Beer, Wine & Light Bites
7:30 - 8:30 pm 

Join your host, Historic Charleston Foundation, for an Advocacy Forum focused on the future of the Union Pier Terminal and another perspective. The redevelopment of Union Pier presents a critically important opportunity for Charleston, and there is just one chance to get it right.

Historic Charleston Foundation, Coastal Conservation League, and Preservation Society of Charleston have been working in coordination on advocacy surrounding the future of Union Pier. Our groups support development of a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive neighborhood that is reflective of the exceptional design principles of our world-renowned historic city. What has been proposed fails grossly to meet that charge and would dramatically and permanently alter the character of our city.

The forum will feature a panel discussion on the Planned Unit Development for Union Pier that has been proposed by the State Ports Authority and Los Angeles-based developer Lowe. Discussion will focus on the planning process, open space, housing, density and design, resilience and flood mitigation, and the need for a more civically oriented vision for the site.

The panel will be moderated by HCF Trustee Vince Graham and will feature local advocacy group leaders:

  • Winslow Hastie, HCF President & CEO
  • Faith Rivers James, CCL Executive Director
  • Brian Turner, PSC President & CEO

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.
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