Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Many thanks to Joe Hodnicki for getting us started!
We're busy right now in Charleston, SC, at the Charleston School of Law working with one of the nation's oldest (and latest) preservation law, following adoption in 2008 of a new preservation ordinance. The City of Charleston has also announced the first steps in a public process to update its Comprehensive Plan. Apart from discussing the latest land use issues, one of my goals is to introduce our readers to noted land use groups in the area, one filled with unique cultural and ecological resources. Some of the most innovative include the Coastal Conservation League (www.coastalconservationleague.org), the Lowcountry Open Land Trust (www.lolt.org), and the Southern Environmental Law Center (www.southernenvironment.org). Preservation groups are increasingly active in helping shape land use law here, too: The National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.nationaltrust.org), the Preservation Society of Charleston (www.preservationsociety.org), and the Historic Charleston Foundation (www.historiccharleston.org), are all making significant contributions to the land use debate, including its content and how it's applied. And last, but not least, the Lowcountry Housing Trust (www.lowcountryhousingtrust.org) is a great resource on issues related to affordable housing. Please stay tuned for more to come. My able research assistant, William Goodman, and I are looking forward to working with all of you. Please contact me if you have questions or ideas to share.
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