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Commentary: Visionary leadership needed to redevelop Union Pier

Commentary: Visionary leadership needed to redevelop Union Pier

Charleston’s chance is slipping away to make sure downtown’s Union Pier truly serves the local community. Union Pier is the opportunity of a lifetime to build a neighborhood from scratch […]

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Charleston officials face pressure to influence port’s Union Pier plans

Charleston officials face pressure to influence port’s Union Pier plans

The looming redevelopment of Union Pier, a cruise ship hub in downtown Charleston, is the type of opportunity that may only come once during a mayor’s tenure. For former Mayor Joe […]

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Union Pier sits on old Charleston pollution. That and flooding remain its biggest challenge.

Union Pier sits on old Charleston pollution. That and flooding remain its biggest challenge.

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier One of the most valuable patches of land in downtown Charleston was underwater for more than a century after the city was founded. And […]

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Lowe and its Union Pier plan have backers and critics, but just one chance to get it right

Lowe and its Union Pier plan have backers and critics, but just one chance to get it right

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier The Los Angeles developer getting Union Pier ready to sell has already telegraphed its plans to buy the property. But despite criticism of a contract that […]

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Editorial: Union Pier negotiation needs to improve plan, ensure it survives

Editorial: Union Pier negotiation needs to improve plan, ensure it survives

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier It wouldn’t be hard to imagine new buildings and streets on Union Pier that offer much more to the city than the vast parking […]

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Tecklenburg: The Union Pier negotiation has just begun. We must get it right.

Tecklenburg: The Union Pier negotiation has just begun. We must get it right.

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier The S.C. Ports Authority has unveiled its long-awaited draft plan for the redevelopment of Union Pier, and my unvarnished, first-blush reaction — which I’ve […]

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Commentary: Slow down on Union Pier redevelopment so we can get it right

Commentary: Slow down on Union Pier redevelopment so we can get it right

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier At 70 acres, the proposed development of the State Ports Authority’s Union Pier site will be the largest development project in the history of […]

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Commentary: Help us bring Charleston’s longtime vision for Union Pier to life

Commentary: Help us bring Charleston’s longtime vision for Union Pier to life

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier For more than 20 years, Charleston has envisioned what Union Pier could look like — a beautiful space for Charlestonians that opens up more […]

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Mayor Tecklenburg talks future of Union Pier

Mayor Tecklenburg talks future of Union Pier

New plans show what the future of the Union Pier could look like. The South Carolina Ports Authority submitted a draft of their Planned Unit Development to the City of Charleston on […]

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Union Pier redevelopment breakdown, historical foundation weighs in on proposal

Union Pier redevelopment breakdown, historical foundation weighs in on proposal

At the end of January, the South Carolina Ports Authority and its partner Lowe Development officially submitted a proposal for redeveloping Union Pier to the City of Charleston. The nearly […]

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Commentary: What are unique challenges, opportunities at Union Pier?

Commentary: What are unique challenges, opportunities at Union Pier?

Photo credit: Charleston Post & Courier Discussion about the Union Pier redevelopment plan has largely focused on the buildings and such to be constructed on the 40 acres of high […]

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