A Sandlapper's Journal

Satellite image of Hurricane Hugo making landfall at Charleston in September 1989

After Hugo: A Stronger Charleston

Charleston became stronger after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 by improving its building codes, ecosystems, infrastructure, emergency preparedness, and economic diversity. Measures were taken to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of the Lowcountry to future storms.

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A rendering of The Montford Building in Charleston

A New Flatiron Building

The proposed Montford Building will feature ground floor amenities, a rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, and 191 rooms, contributing to the revitalization of the underutilized entrance to Charleston.

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Designing the Upper Peninsula

Charleston’s intentions for The Upper Peninsula Initiative are to direct population growth towards the city center in an effort to mitigate sprawl. Of the eight strategies

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Huger Street Streetscaping Arial View

Rethinking Huger Street

Marking the boundary between historic Charleston and the Upper Peninsula district, Huger Street has served as a secondary roadway connecting Morrison Drive, Meeting Street, King Street,

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