Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and State Ports Authority chief executive Jim Newsome updated the community on a Union Pier redevelopment plan Thursday afternoon.
The recommendations include relocating the cruise terminal from near the end of Market Street to an existing cargo building at the northern end of Union Pier. The plan also would restore a historic landing at the U.S. Customs House and establish a public plaza at the foot of the building.
The redevelopment would make portions of Union Pier available for private development and public streets and parks, once cargo operations move. The plan aims to create a mixed-use waterfront neighborhood that gives the public better access to the Cooper River. It coordinates with planned city improvements and revamps existing port structures.
Read more in Friday's editions of The Post and Courier.