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 65 acres would be transformed into a mixed-use neighborhood with green space, housing and some office and hotel space. The goals include improving mobility on the peninsula, blending into the city, enhancing stormwater systems and creating coastal resiliency.

The proposal is the first of a review process by the city’s planning commission, technical review board and city council before an official plan is approved and work begins. The port authority reminds people that these numbers are flexible and could change throughout the process.


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