A few months ago, we told you all about the Charleston City Plan — also called the Comprehensive Plan — which outlines the community’s vision for how Charleston should look in 2030.
This week, City Council members voted unanimously on final approval of the plan — making it the first in the state to limit new development in areas with high flood risk + encourage development in areas with lower flood risk.
Here are the updates + revisions:
- A recommendation was added to the Land Use element regarding an overlay district for the section of Ashley River Road between Magwood Drive + Church Creek.
- Land Use Recommendation 13 was updated to emphasize the importance of working with existing entitled developments to implement recommendations of the City Plan Land + Water Analysis. Both of these updates can be found on page 129 under Recommendations 12 and 13.
- The Union Pier area is now designated as a “Future Planning Area,” defined in the plan as “areas for which there is not a definite land use recommendation in this document, but that would be subject to further public planning activities before any development approvals would occur.”
- The area that is known as “Four Corners” has been changed from “Neighborhood” Future Land Use designation to “City Centers” Future Land Use designation.