The City of Charleston and Charleston County are co-hosting a DuPont/Wappoo Area community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 at St. Andrews Middle School Auditorium, located at 721 Wappoo Road, Charleston, SC, 29407. The purpose of this drop-in format meeting is to gather additional feedback from the public regarding the proposed DuPont /Wappoo Area Community Plan, including proposed zoning changes for the area.
On June 7, 2016 Charleston County Council held a public hearing to receive public comments on this project. At that meeting, Council directed staff to hold an additional community meeting to discuss the community plan and overlay zoning district with the public and gather additional input. Residents with questions and concerns regarding this project are encouraged to attend this upcoming DuPont/Wappoo Community Plan public meeting.
This project began when the City of Charleston and Charleston County co-hosted a DuPont/Wappoo Area Planning Workshop from June 9-11, 2015. At the workshop input was gathered from residents, business owners, community leaders, stakeholders, and other members of the community on creation of a neighborhood plan that is cohesive with the greater West Ashley area. Attendees gave input on land use, multi-modal transportation improvements, drainage and stormwater issues, economic development and community needs, as well as design and development standards. On June 23, 2015 a Workshop Wrap-up meeting was held to present results of the workshop and planning recommendations. Another community meeting was held on January 27, 2016 to update the public on the project’s progress, present the draft overlay zoning district, and gather additional public input. In May and June 2016, both the City of Charleston Planning Commission and Charleston County Planning Commission held public meetings regarding the Plan and related documents and recommended approval of those documents.
For more information please contact:
Mandi Herring, City of Charleston West Ashley Project Manager
Andrea Pietras, AICP, Deputy Director
Charleston County Zoning & Planning Department