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The public will get a chance to hear how many of the 1,600 residential units planned for the Union Pier neighborhood redevelopment will be designated as affordable housing at an April 20 forum.
Some officials, including Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, have been early critics of the proposals for the property, saying they don’t go far enough toward addressing the city’s broader need for more affordable housing.
“My unvarnished, first-blush reaction — which I’ve shared with port officials — is that (the proposal) is too tall and too dense, with too many hotel rooms, too much block-sized development and too little affordable housing,” Tecklenburg wrote in a Feb. 11 commentary published in The Post and Courier.
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