By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director, Lowcountry Local First


The City of Charleston is holding several upcoming public forums on topics that may impact local businesses and residents in the peninsula area. We encourage our members to attend, share with your networks, or contact your city council representative.


FEB 2 (Mon): Tourism Management Plan Advisory Committee presents recommendations

The Tourism Advisory Committee will hold a Tourism Management meeting on Monday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Charleston Museum (360 Meeting Street). The public is encouraged to attend.

The advisory committee recently completed its Tourism Management Plan Recommendations. The City is holding the public meeting to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about the recommendations and to give feedback. MORE INFO

FEB 4 (Wed): Upper Peninsula New Zoning District 

The City of Charleston is hosting a public meeting to discuss a potential new zoning district envisioned for the upper eastern side of the peninsula, as part of the Upper Peninsula Initiative. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 located at 1142 Morrison Drive. MORE INFO

FEB 11 (Wed): Public ‘Listening Sessions’ on City’s Nightlife Regulations

The Late Night Advisory Committee (an appointed committee instituted after the City’s Late Night moratorium was put in place) is holding public listening sessions on Wed Feb. 11. In September 2015, the Advisory Committee will propose new regulations, so members of the public and local businesses are invited to give input to influence those regulations. These listening sessions will be offered at three different times on Feb. 11: Session 1 @ 10:00; Session 2 @ 12:30, and Session 3 @ 5:30. The sessions will be held at the main branch Charleston County Public Library, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 68 Calhoun. MORE INFO


If members of Lowcountry Local First would like to share their thoughts on how these proposals might impact your business, please contact Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director, Lowcountry Local First:


Photo at top: August 2014 City of Charleston Planning Commission hearing. Credit: Charleston City Paper

Lauren Gellatly
Community Development Director at Lowcountry Local First