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 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.
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.
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.