Join us every week for another charity happy hour supporting Charleston Charities. This week’s guest, The Preservation Society of Charleston.
The Preservation Society of Charleston is dedicated to recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places. One of the most important aspects of our work is participating in public meetings where decisions are made that affect not only Charleston’s historic districts, but also how the built environment of the city at large takes shape and functions. A few of the regular public meetings we attend are the Board of Architectural Review (both Large and Small), the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, and City Council. We review proposals for alterations, additions, and proposed demolitions to historic properties in historic districts as well as proposed new construction in the area. Preservation Society staff also meet with property owners, architects, developers, and neighborhood association leaders to discuss proposed projects as well as offer technical advice. We represent the interests of our membership and friends who believe that some things are worth saving.