Charleston to hold public forum to discuss planned developments

Charleston to hold public forum to discuss planned developments

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The City of Charleston is holding a forum Thursday to gather input on the planned developments coming to the peninsula.

The meeting will go from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at International Longshoremen's Association, located at 1142 Morrison Dr.

On Wednesday, the Horizon Project and the African-American Museum got green lights from the Board of Architectural Review. Now, the city wants to know your thoughts on these changes.

Mayor Joe Riley and others say they understand the changes will have a big impact on neighborhoods and church communities.

The Horizon Project is a two-building development that would go as high as seven stories. It includes about 200 apartments, shops and restaurants. It would sit on the corner of Fishburne St. and Horizon St., near the municipal building. The board unanimously gave conceptual approval to the project under the condition to make adjustments to the building.

The other project that got approval is the International African-American Museum. It got conceptual approval after its designs were presented for the first time. The museum will be at old Gadsden's Wharf where Africans were once brought into the city to be sold as slaves. The architect said the building is meant to be simple so it doesn't take away from the site itself.

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