Recently, the SC Ports Authority announced they would not be renewing their contract with Carnival Cruise Lines to serve as a home port. As a result, a large portion of the downtown, 65-acre waterfront Union Pier site will be redeveloped. We now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine a portion of the historic downtown district in a way that enhances the culture, character, and resilience of Charleston. This project will have a massive impact on the community for generations.
We have one chance to get it right and we all deserve to be a part of the conversation. Join us for beers to learn more about how you can be a part of the discussion and ensure your voice is heard.
On June 7, the Planning Commission will meet to consider the Union Pier master plan, which will determine the zoning for the site and dictate what’s ultimately possible to build there. A Public Hearing will be held at this meeting, and we encourage the community to use this opportunity.
We know these meetings can sometimes be intimidating. We want to help with that! Multiple local organizations engaged in the Union Pier debate will gather to have some beers and talk about the process and what opportunities lie ahead. Please join us to learn more, ask your most burning questions and prepare for ways to share your voice.
Drop by — rain or shine — to grab a beer and talk Union Pier with:
- Charleston Black Lives Matter
- Charleston Climate Coalition
- Charleston Moves
- Charleston Waterkeeper
- Charlestonians for Responsible Development
- Coastal Conservation League
- Historic Charleston Foundation
- Preservation Society of Charleston