- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston is no longer considering a moratorium on new hotels in the downtown area but city will conduct a three-month study of the impact of hotels.

Local media outlets report city council was to have considered a yearlong moratorium Tuesday but the item was pulled from the agenda.

The moratorium was proposed by Mayor John Tecklenburg during last year’s mayoral campaign amid concerns that too many hotels detract from what makes Charleston unique.

Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to have the city staff study issues related to downtown hotels and report back. That report might suggest recommendations for changes in city ordinances.

Some business leaders and council members opposed an outright moratorium.

In recent years, Charleston has become a destination visited by tourists from around the world.


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

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