North Charleston City Council members today will hear results of a study evaluating land uses near Charleston International Airport and Charleston Air Force Base's flight approach zones.
The study hopes to try to steer future development away from what's called "accident potential zones," properties that fall within areas close by the jointly used airport and Air Force base where planes fly low during takeoffs and landings.
The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is administering the project, called a Transfer of Development Rights Feasibility Study for the air base portion of Joint Base Charleston.
About 95 percent of the study area lies within the city of North Charleston, but some of the at-risk flight zones are in Hanahan and West Ashley. Current development in the areas is not affected.
The study evaluates existing land uses and voluntary programs that might help redirect redevelopment and investment in the Charleston region's urban core. The study is being done to help implement recommendations in a land-use study prepared for the local Air Force base in 2008.
The workshop begins at 5 p.m. in the Buist Room on the third floor of North Charleston City Hall at 2500 City Hall Lane.