$35 million SC cruise terminal up for city review

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Plans for South Carolina’s new $35 million cruise passenger terminal in Charleston are going before a city review board.

The city’s Board of Architectural Review on Wednesday will consider approving conceptual plans to renovate an old warehouse on the Cooper River waterfront for use as a new cruise terminal.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/opBHtG ) that although the State Ports Authority is seeking approval from the board, it really wasn’t required. The planned terminal is not technically in the city’s Historic District where the board must approve renovations.

The expansion of Charleston’s cruise industry in recent months has brought opposition. A neighborhood group and preservation and environmental groups have gone to court saying the expansion violates city rules and regulations.

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