Charleston's historic district is expected to be shaped dramatically by a new series of projects getting under way, and preservationists have arranged for a forum Wednesday to discuss them all.

The Historic Charleston Foundation is inviting the public to the forum, set for 7 p.m. at the Charleston Museum, to discuss the State Ports Authority's cruise terminal makeover, the renovation of the City Market sheds and other developments in the eastern Calhoun Street area.

"We want to engage the community in a discussion regarding the cumulative effect of the opportunities and issues facing us in the near future," said foundation Executive Director Kitty Robinson, who will moderate the forum. "It is our intent to establish common ground within the community to ensure that these new visions for the future are aligned with the highest standards for which our historic city is renowned."

The forum address traffic, transportation, parking and other impacts from the changes.

Panelists include Mayor Joe Riley, foundation Preservation Director Winslow Hastie, S.C. Coastal Conservation League Director Dana Beach, Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Helen Hill, SPA President Jim Newsome, Charlestowne Neighborhood Consortium President Charles Rhoden and Hank Holliday of City Market Preservation Trust.