City of Charleston to hold public meeting about hotel development

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. (File photo)

The surge in hotel development in downtown Charleston has prompted the city to schedule what it’s calling a holding a “public listening session” about the issue.

The meeting takes place 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Charleston Museum at 360 Meeting St.

Mayor John Tecklenburg and City Council voted this year to have staff analyze the impact of new and proposed hotels on the peninsula. That study is in the works.

On the peninsula, 11 hotels with a combined 763 rooms already have the necessary zoning approvals they require, according to city figures.

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