Charleston City Council on Tuesday backed a zoning change that will allow Evening Post Industries to go forward with construction of a mixed-use development on its property at the corner of Meeting and Columbus streets.

The company, which is the parent of The Post and Courier, wants to build a combination of apartments, office and retail space on the site in the first phase of a multi-acre redevelopment.

The zoning change moves the property from a light industry and general business category, to mixed-use and workforce housing. The project goes to the city's Board of Architectural Review on Wednesday night.