Public meeting to define vision for Upper Peninsula

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston City leaders say the Upper Peninsula is experiencing an unprecedented rate of growth. That's why the City is holding a public meeting Wednesday night to gather input on the future of the area.

The new Upper Peninsula Zoning District encourages owners to build responsibly and sustainably to positively impact the Upper Peninsula and its residents,while also implementing recommendations of city plans.

That growth is already happening.

In fact, Home Team BBQ announced it will build a third location on Morrison Drive soon. Diggity Doughnuts also just opened in the area.

In the last few years the city has seen the Upper Peninsula transition from an industrial district to more urban.

At the meeting, the city hopes to introduce development option like: affordable housing options, managing storm water and flooding, and the addition of parks and plazas.

The meeting will be held at the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1422, located at 1142 Morrison Drive. It starts at 6 p.m.

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