On November 3, 2017 and March 2, 2018, the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability held two workshops regarding elevation of historic buildings in flood prone areas.
A group of architects, contractors, and preservationists were in attendance to help guide staff in developing a policy statement on the subject. The focus was solely on design approaches to building elevation as per the Board of Architectural Reviews purview and a number of case study scenarios were reviewed for historic buildings in Charleston.
While the meeting was open to the public, it was mainly a working session among design and contracting professionals, and opportunities for public input will come in future meetings to refine the drafted policy statement.
Please reach out to Erin Minnigan of Board of Architectural Review Staff with any questions by calling 843-724-3793.