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Opponents of the proposed zoning request for the Union Pier project in Charleston have created a new website to generate more public input, adding to the ways residents can voice opinions about what the State Ports Authority envisions as a mix of shops, hotels and homes on the 64-acre waterfront site.

The Historic Charleston Foundation calls its a “resource so the citizens of Charleston can be in the best position to determine the direction forward with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The group is not opposed to redeveloping Union Pier but has expressed concerns about what is being proposed to the city. The foundation said the property near the foot of Market Street “must not become the next cookie-cutter apartment or office building development,” and added the SPA and its development partner, Lowe, “are rushing to hastily develop what could become the same generic apartment buildings, hotels and retail spaces that have been popping up all over the peninsula.”


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