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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Modified Garbage and Trash Collection for the week of Memorial Day

The City of Charleston will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.  In order to provide service to all residents in a timely manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the following modified schedul...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Modified Garbage and Trash Collection Schedule During U.S. Women’s Open

Due to the U.S. Women’s Open Championship event being held at the Country Club of Charleston from May 30 to June 2, garbage collection for residents of Piccard Way, Country Club Drive and Cheves Drive will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 nex...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Mayor Tecklenburg Cuts Ribbon on New Affordable Homes in Ashleyville Maryville Neighborhood

Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, along with members of Charleston City Council and community leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for seven newly constructed affordable homes on Minnie and Sycamore Streets in the Ashleyville Maryville neighborhood in West As...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Meeting for Local Landlords and Property Managers

The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing will host a public meeting gathering area landlords and property managers to discuss regional homelessness, the housing needs of those working to transition out of homelessness, and t...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2019

Details for Second Annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert Announced

The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing announced the performance lineup for the upcoming second annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, which will include recent South Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee Blue Dogs, soulf...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2019

Mayor Tecklenburg on the Passing of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg released the following statement, on the passing of former SC governor and U.S. Senator Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings: Fritz Hollings was truly a man in full – a history-making governor, a tita...Read on...
Posted on: April 7, 2019

King Street between Calhoun and George Streets to Close for Stormwater Tunnel Repair

King Street between Calhoun and George Streets will close to traffic beginning Monday, April 8, 2019, at 8 a.m. while repairs are made to a collapsed stormwater tunnel brick archway. The road will reopen at 4 p.m. each day. The repair work to the archway ...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2019

City of Charleston Offers Special Event Parking Garage Rate for Cooper River Bridge Run Participants

The City of Charleston will offer a special event flat parking rate of $5 for Cooper River Bridge Run participants at three downtown parking garages beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, April 5, until 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6.

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

City of Charleston Prepares for Storm, Possible Rush Hour Flooding Tuesday Morning

City of Charleston officials are preparing for possible flooding in the morning due to the anticipated combination of high winds, high tide and heavy rainfall. Commuters should be prepared for the possibility of temporary road closures in several areas of...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2019

Recreation Department Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for City of Charleston Recreation Department 2019 summer day, athletic, and specialty camps.

To register, stop by any city recreation facility, the Recreation Main Office, located at 823 Meeting Street, or log onto RecTrac at:&...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Building Repair and Street Detour Schedule for 288 King Street

The owners of 288 King Street will be performing needed repairs from Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29, which will necessitate nighttime street closures on King Street between Society and Wentworth Streets. The contractor has agreed to cease all loud...Read on...
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Charleston Farmers Market to Begin 2019 Season Saturday, April 13

The Charleston Farmers Market will return to Marion Square to begin its 2019 season on Saturday, April 13, operating from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly Saturday markets will continue through Saturday, November 30, with additional markets planned for select Sund...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Coming Street Block to Close for Stormwater Tunnel Repair

Coming Street between Bull and Wentworth Streets will close to traffic tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m. while repairs are made to a collapsed stormwater tunnel brick archway. Public Service department officials will reopen one lane o...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

City of Charleston Permit Center Adjusts Hours for Monthly Service Improvements Training

Beginning Tuesday, March 19, the City of Charleston Permit Center located at 2 George Street will be closed from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month for staff training and workshops to improve permit center operations and experiences for bo...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2019

CNA Representatives to Host Community Meetings Regarding CPD Racial Bias Audit

Representatives from CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization hired by the city of Charleston to conduct a Racial Bias Audit of the Charleston Police Department, will host a series of community meetings in March to introduce citizens to the CNA...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

West Ashley Takes a Seat at ‘The Longest Table’

Several West Ashley neighborhood associations, together with nonprofit West Ashley United and the city of Charleston are hosting The Longest Table West Ashley, an event designed to bring community members together to share a meal and discuss solutions to ...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Official City of Charleston Mobile App Now Available for Download

Today, the city of Charleston officially launched its new mobile app, which gives citizens easy, mobile access to city services and information on smart phones and tablets.

Through the app, citizens will now be able to report a problem, submit a request, m...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

The City Luminous: Architectures of Hope in an Age of Fear at the City Gallery March 30 to May 5

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents The City Luminous: Architectures of Hope in an Age of Fear March 30 to May 5. Curated by the College of Charleston’s Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, Jessica Streit,...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2019

Line Street to be Converted for Two-way Traffic

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, city crews will complete work to convert Line Street to accommodate two-way traffic. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last one day.

To execute the conversion, the west bound lane of Line Street will be closed one bl...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Youth Volunteer Corps of Charleston Receives Top Honor

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of Charleston was recently named a Gold Level program, one of only 14 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor. Created in Fall 2015 as part of the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Global Entry Program Interviews to Return to Gaillard Center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will return to Charleston to conduct in-person enrollment interviews with CBP’s Global Entry applicants in the first floor public meeting room at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street) Monday, Apr...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Charleston Green Business Challenge to Launch with Workshop Series

The City of Charleston is launching the 2019 Charleston Green Business Challenge with a workshop series beginning this month. Mayor John Tecklenburg will announce the official kickoff February 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the first floor public meeting room at 2 Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Presidents Day Modified Garbage and Trash Collection Schedule

The city of Charleston will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents Day. In order to provide service to all residents in a timely, manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the following modified schedule:Resident...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Applications Open for Mayor’s Youth Commission

The Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is currently accepting applications from high school students who are interested in joining the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Youth must be in good standing at public, private or home sch...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Spring Fishburne Drainage Improvement Project Tunnel Tour

Friday, Feb. 8th, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg led a delegation of South Carolina Floodwater Commission members, including Commission Chairman Thomas S. Mulliken, on a tour of the President Street stormwater...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2019

City of Charleston to Host Short Term Rental Public Meeting

The City of Charleston will host a public meeting to present its review of the city’s new short term rental regulations from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Charleston Museum, located at 360 Meeting Street.

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Business License Renewal Reminder

City of Charleston business license renewals for 2019 are due by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Business licenses can be renewed online through the city's secure Citizen Access Portal, linked here. Contact Revenue Collections at 843-724-3711 with any ques...Read on...
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge Reopens to Non-Truck Traffic

The Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island Drive has reopened to non-truck traffic following the installation of a special-order two-inch thick steel plate.

The plate was recommended by engineers at JMT Inc. after a routine inspection last week found det...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge Jan. 23 Update

The Beresford Creek Bridge remains closed at this time while the city awaits delivery of a special-order two-inch thick steel plate. The plate was recommended by engineers at JMT Inc. after a routine inspection last week found deterioration to one of the ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge Update

Late yesterday, public safety officials with the City of Charleston temporarily closed the Daniel Island Drive Bridge over Beresford Creek after a routine inspection by engineers at JMT Inc. found deterioration to one of the beams at the southern end of t...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge to Close for Repairs

In a routine inspection performed by Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc., the Daniel Island Drive Bridge over Beresford Creek was found to contain a damaged beam and will be closed until late next week, as temporary repairs are made.

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Historic Charleston Foundation, City of Charleston Kick Off Dutch Dialogues Charleston

Wednesday, representatives from Historic Charleston Foundation, the City of Charleston and the visiting Dutch Dialogues Team announced the kick off of Dutch Dialogues® Charleston, a community-driven project that will bring together national and in...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2019

YVC of Charleston to Host Youth Financial Workshop

YVC of Charleston, in partnership with the Palmetto Community Action Partnership, will hold a Youth Financial Workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Human Resources Training Room, located on the third floor at 75 Calhoun Str...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

City of Charleston Appeals Tour Guide Licensing Program Ruling

Today, the city of Charleston filed a notice of appeal [attached] in response to U.S. District Court Judge David Norton’s ruling regarding the city’s tour guide licensing program. City attorney Carol Ervin issued the following statemen...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

City Creates New Stormwater Department

Last night, Mayor John Tecklenburg and Charleston City Council voted to create the city’s first Stormwater Department to alleviate flooding and improve drainage throughout Charleston.

In addition to the Stormwater director, who will be hired earl...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City of Charleston December 14 Rainfall Event Update

With the U.S. National Weather Service Charleston, SC reporting high levels of rainfall in the area with more expected this afternoon, motorists are asked to continue to use caution while driving and to avoid flooded roadways.

The Charleston Polic...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Annual Holiday Parade to Take Place December 16, 2018

The city of Charleston’s annual Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 16, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m.

The parade will begin on Broad Street near Colonial Lake and will continue up Broad Street to Meeting Street, where it will ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

City of Charleston to Host AmeriCorps VISTA Information Sessions

The City of Charleston will host two Information Sessions for the 2019 AmeriCorps VISTA Site Selection Process to provide an overview of the AmeriCorps VISTA Program and review related regulations and site requirements.  The 2019 application will...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Update on Weekend Events in the City of Charleston

America's Boating Club Charleston Parade of Boats has been cancelled by the United States Coast Guard due to forecast conditions.

Chanukah in the Square, originally scheduled to take place Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Marion Square, will be moved to Chabad ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

City Prepares for High Tides, Heavy Rain This Weekend

In consultation with the National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston, the city of Charleston is preparing for a coastal storm expected to bring 2 to 3 inches of rainfall through Sunday, as well as gusty winds. The predicted rainfall combined with a...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

City of Charleston to Celebrate Arbor Day with Annual Tree Planting

In recognition of Arbor Day, the city of Charleston Parks Department will plant several young white flowering Dogwood trees along the newly renovated section of the West Ashley Bikeway, where it intersects with Magnolia Road, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Decembe...

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Posted on: December 2, 2018

Holiday Farmers Market, Tree Lighting Cancelled

Due to severe weather conditions, the city of Charleston has cancelled this evening's Tree Lighting ceremony in Marion Square. In addition, this morning's Holiday Farmers Market has closed. These decisions were made in consultation with the National Wea...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2018

City of Charleston Holiday Parade Postponed Due to Weather

In consultation with the National Weather Service and city Emergency Management officials, the City of Charleston has postponed tomorrow’s Holiday Parade. This decision was made in response to current NWS forecasts calling for severe weather con...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2018

Eastside Job Expo offers a range of job opportunities

Citizens seeking employment opportunities are invited to the Eastside Community JOB EXPO, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Julian Devine Community Center, located at 1 Cooper Street, Charleston. The event, sponsored by the C...Read on...
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Annual Holiday Parade to Take Place December 2, 2018

The city of Charleston’s annual Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m.

The parade will begin on Broad Street near Colonial Lake and will continue up Broad Street to King Street, where it will turn and trav...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

City of Charleston Launches 350th Anniversary Commemoration

The city of Charleston will launch its 350th anniversary commemoration November 26, 2018 with a book release event for In Darkest South Carolina, a biography of Charleston Judge Julius Waties Waring by Brian Hicks. This event will be the first in a serie...Read on...
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Citizens Encouraged to Participate in Bells of Peace Observance Honoring American WWI Soldiers

In commemoration of the 4.7 million Americans who served, the 375,000 who were wounded and 115,516 who died in World War I, Charleston citizens and institutions are encouraged to toll their bells at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 as part of a nation...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg Announces Renovation Plan for Charleston Municipal Golf Course

This afternoon, Mayor John Tecklenburg joined members of Charleston City Council and community leaders for a press conference to announce the city’s plans to renovate the Municipal Golf Course for the first time in nearly six decades.

The renovat...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Charleston Launches Online Performance Management Hub

The City of Charleston is proud to announce the launch of a new online, data-driven performance management hub focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of City services. The hub was created as part of Charleston’s participation in W...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2018

City of Charleston Breaks Ground on Fire Station 11

At a ceremony on August 24th, the city of Charleston officially broke ground on Fire Station 11, which is being built at 1835 Savannah Highway adjacent to Charleston 9 Memorial Park. When completed, the 14,500 square foot building will include a command t...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

At a press conference at North Charleston City Hall, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey,...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2018

Storm Damage Assessments

City of Charleston crews are out doing formal damage assessments throughout the city. Early reports indicate minimal damage.

You can help by self-reporting any damage by calling the Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.ch...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2018

City of Charleston Releases Update to Tour Guide Program, Offers Voluntary Certification

Today, the city of Charleston released an update to the Tour Guide Program, which outlines the new voluntary tour guide certification program that is now available, pending further judicial review of the mandatory program. City of Charleston Cor...Read on... Tour Guide Program Update
Posted on: August 6, 2018

City of Charleston Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Bird Rides, Inc.

On Aug. 6, City of Charleston Assistant Corporation Counsel Steve Ruemelin sent a cease and desist letter to Bird Rides, Inc. regarding their operation of an unlicensed and illegal motorized scooter rental program in the city.

The letter is attached and th...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Kick-off New School Year at the First Day Festival

The city of Charleston will welcome thousands of students and their families to the 16th Annual First Day Festival at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and Gadsdenborough Park on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Each year, the festival serves as a celebration of ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

City of Charleston Working with Owners to Expedite Pelican Pointe Villas Repairs

The city of Charleston continues to work with the homeowners’ association and the property management company to approve plans for remediation at Pelican Pointe Villas at 1984 Folly Road. In addition, representatives from the city of Charleston...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Upgrades to Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool Delayed; Facility to Remain Open Temporarily

Due to the appointment of a new project manager by the outside contractor, Johnson Controls, upgrades to the City of Charleston’s Martin Luther King, Jr. pool have been delayed, and the pool will remain open until a new timeline for the project ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

City of Charleston to Host Second Annual Civic Engagement Workshop, “I’m a Resident, Now What?”

The city of Charleston will hold its second annual civic engagement workshop, “I’m a Resident, Now What?” on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schoolhouse, located at 720 Magnolia Road.

Organized by the...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

City of Charleston to Conduct Operation Move-out

The city of Charleston’s annual “Operation Move-out” initiative begins next week. Operation Move-out will be conducted from 8 a.m., Monday, July 30th through 5 p.m., Friday, August 3rd. Tenants are asked to place trash items ...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2018

Traffic and Safety Improvements Completed Along Septima Clark Parkway

The city of Charleston Department of Traffic and Transportation has completed a series of traffic and safety improvements along the Septima Clark Parkway to increase the efficiency and security of travel for both motorists and pedestrians. New pedestrian...Read on...
Posted on: July 24, 2018

City of Charleston Call Center Now Open

At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the official opening of the city of Charleston’s new call center, the Citizen Services Desk, which connects residents to city-related services and information. Residents can cont...Read on...
Posted on: July 17, 2018

City of Charleston Announces School Supply Drive Ahead of First Day Festival

In preparation for the Annual First Day Festival, the city of Charleston is conducting a school supply drive to ensure that local students have the materials they need to begin the new school year. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Au...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City of Charleston July 20 PM Flooding Update

Due to today’s extreme rainfall event, city of Charleston crews and emergency officials have been working since early this morning to mitigate the effects of flooding throughout the city. Unofficial reports indicate that parts of the Charleston ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City of Charleston Responding to Friday AM Flash Flooding

City of Charleston emergency officials have been in the emergency operations center since early this morning responding to the impacts of today’s extreme flash flood. Residents are asked to delay their entry into downtown Charleston if at all po...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

City of Charleston Business and Neighborhood Services to Partner with Envolve Entrepreneurship

The city of Charleston Business and Neighborhood Services (BNS) Division is partnering with Envolve Entrepreneurship (Envolve), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to provide various support services and resources for Charleston’s entrepreneurs.

Through this...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg, Partners Announce Upcoming Panama City Trade Mission

At a press conference earlier today, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced an upcoming Trade Mission to Panama City, Panama being coordinated by Charleston Sister Cities International in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Army Corps of Engineers to Conduct Charleston Peninsula Flood Risk Management Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District recently received funding to conduct a Flood Risk Management Study of the Charleston Peninsula to determine cost effective strategies to provide long-term risk reduction from flooding.

Mayor John Teckle...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Public Input Sought for Redevelopment of Northbridge Piggly Wiggly Site

The city of Charleston and West Ashley Revitalization Commission will hold two open-house public input sessions to discuss redevelopment ideas for the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly site on Tuesday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 1...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Illumination Project Welcomes Reverend Kylon Middleton as New Leader

At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that Reverend Kylon Middleton, Pastor of Mount Zion AME Church, will serve as the new Charleston Illumination Project leader, continuing the work of Margaret Seidler, who has held the ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

“All of Us” Resource Center for Homeless Citizens Now Open

Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, members of city council and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and We Are Family participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new “All of Us” Resource Cent...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability to Host Short Term Rental Application Workshop

The department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability will host two open house workshops where citizens can meet with city staff to review the process of applying for Short Term Rental permits under the new ordinance, which seeks to more broadly re...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

City of Charleston Participates in Tri-County Earthquake Exercise

Today, the city of Charleston joined Tri-County government agencies in an annual emergency preparedness drill to test the response to a simulated 5.5 magnitude earthquake.

More than 40 personnel representing every city department participated in the more ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

City of Charleston Parking Study Moving Forward

The city of Charleston Department of Traffic and Transportation is conducting a study to update its parking system for the first time in 20 years. The study will examine current and future parking trends for residents, businesses, employees and visitors i...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Accommodations Tax and Community Assistance Grant Applications

Applications for 2019 Accommodations Tax and Community Assistance Grants are now available. Applications are due by 3 p.m., July 26 at 75 Calhoun St., Suite 3500. An applicants workshop will be held from 3 p.m. on June 21, 2 George St., 1st Floor Public M...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2018

City of Charleston Gives Public Notice of FEMA Grant Application

The City of Charleston has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding through the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) as a sub-grantee. 

The proposed work includes placement of c...

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