- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The vast majority of public comments submitted about a proposed cruise ship terminal at Charleston’s Union Pier have either called for the plan to be scrapped or argued that the passenger terminal should be moved away from the Historic District.

The Post and Courier of Charleston (https://bit.ly/27Pv5cB ) reports that 105 of the 125 letters sent recently to the Army Corps of Engineers were against the State Ports Authority’s plan to build a new terminal at Union Pier. The terminal would replace a nearby 1970s-era facility that handles passengers mostly for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Preservation Society of Charleston Executive Director Kristopher King says having the terminal there would be a detriment to the ambience of the Historic District.

The Army Corps has not set a timetable for its permit decision.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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