The voters of the City of Charleston passed a $20 million Bond Referendum in November 2017 to assist in the creation of housing affordable to persons at every spectrum of the affordability range. Development efforts will be targeted throughout the City of Charleston to include: Peninsula, West Ashley, Daniel Island, Johns Island and James Island.
The City of Charleston's Department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability completed a special area master plan for the Calhoun Street-East/Cooper River Waterfront Area of the City.
The citywide Century V Plan presents both a plan for today and areas of emphasis for the future.
The Downtown Plan was prepared by the downtown Charleston community with the involvement of over 1,600 people at various downtown planning forums.
Initiatives that will improve our ability to withstand flooding and sea level rise challenges are outlined in the 2019 Flooding and Sea Level Rise Strategy.
The City of Charleston Affordable Housing and Community Development Annual Strategic Plan identifies goals to meet four priority needs including improving affordable housing options; expanding economic opportunities; providing for suitable living environments and improving the capacity of area housing and community service providers.
Peruse information about the Johns Island Community Plan.
The Johns Island Community Greenways Plan aims to preserve green spaces, provide opportunities for alternative modes of transportation, and connect people with natural, historic and scenic resources.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for physical development in the Charleston Neck area.
The People Pedal Plan is a vision for a robust urban bikeway system on the Charleston peninsula.
Plan West Ashley is a vision plan that will shape the future of West Ashley’s streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces. Community participation was critical in shaping the vision for West Ashley's future.
Working in a partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation, the City contracted with the firm of Page and Turnbull to lead in the creation of an updated Historic Preservation Plan.
This Plan serves as a framework for the accomplishment of designing a "complete street" that balances the needs of all modes of travel; facilitating multi-modal (walking, biking and transit) conversions along the corridor; integrating enhanced public transportation into future improvements; coordinating among various governmental bodies with regard to zoning and development standards; and setting standards for new development along the corridor.
Spring and Cannon Streets connect the Septima Clark Parkway and the Ashley River Bridges to Upper King Street, passing through the neighborhoods of Cannonborough and Elliotborough. In 1997, the City of Charleston held a workshop for residents, businesses, and institutions in the area along Spring and Cannon Streets. The Spring Cannon Corridor Plan resulted from these workshops, and was adopted by City Council in 1998.