Long awaited West Side development draft plan released, public input wanted

Charleston Gazette-Mail – For decades, Charleston’s West Side has struggled with housing blight, and now about 31 percent of the land in the area is vacant.

Ten years ago, the Charleston City Council adopted a West Side Renewal Plan to address blight on the West Side. This past April, a draft of the updated version was presented to the community at a public meeting at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary.

In April 2018, ZMM and GAI were hired as consultants to update the plan. After speaking with those in the community and gathering public input, the updated version of the plan has more of a focus on residential areas.

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