As Charleston dries out from the latest swamping storm to drown the city, officials are looking to an age-old weapon to help combat an ever-present threat from flooding fueled by climate change.
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City Council voted earlier this year to approve an amended development agreement with HPH Properties, which is planning to build the third phase of the Village Green community. The city used the renegotiation of that contract as an opportunity to ensure the developer would comply with Charleston's stricter stormwater regulations, which were updated in recent years.
City Council instructed Charleston's planning department this week to draw up the blueprints for a so-called Municipal Improvement District, which would enable the city to collect additional property taxes from landowners on Johns Island.
Georgetown's Spring Gully community could get $750,000 more to update and fix their extensive drainage issues.
As mayor of Sullivan’s Island, I’ve often said I’m grateful for the size of our biggest problems.
Flooding hasn't been an issue for North Charleston residents around Filbin Creek in recent years. But residents fear plans for new development could bring back the problem to neighborhoods around the waterway.
For those of us concerned about increasingly frequent flooding and its erosion of our quality of life, there is a lot we simply can’t do as in…
During the past five years, hurricanes, rain bombs and rising seas have inundated large swaths of South Carolina, and flooding has become a to…
A new analysis for The Post and Courier’s Rising Waters project shows how the Charleston area’s unprecedented building boom has made us more vulnerable amid the accelerating forces of climate change. The study shows that a fast-growing Charleston has lost 5 percent of its tree canopy, and that faster-growing Mount Pleasant lost 22 percent of its tree cover.