Port joins federal lawsuit over Charleston cruise terminal
The State Ports Authority can join a lawsuit challenging its plans to construct a new cruise terminal in downtown Charleston.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel signed an order this week allowing SPA to join the Army Corps of Engineers in defending a permit the Army Corps issued for the $35 million renovation.
The port wants to transform a vacant a warehouse at the north end of Union Pier into its new cruise terminal.
Preservation Society of Charleston and the Charleston-based Coastal Conservation League sued the Army Corps seeking to revoke the permit.
A trial date in the case is scheduled for Nov. 4.
See upcoming editions of The Post and Courier for more details.