Below are links to various resources or information pertaining to the built environment around the Lowcountry.
LOCAL MUNICIPAL BOARDS & REGULATIONS
The Charleston Design Review Board is the governing board tasked with reviewing built projects within the city of limits, generally located outside of the peninsula area.
The Charleston Board of Architectural Review is the governing board tasked with reviewing built projects within the city of limits, generally located within the historic area of the peninsula.
The Charleston Civic Design Center is an event space operated by the City of Charleston and functions as a gallery, meeting space, and information center for the general public about urban design and planning matters.
A comprehensive tool for identifying zoning information for properties located with the City of Charleston.
The Charleston Technical Review Committee exists to help projects get designed and permitted in the most efficient manner possible. The review committee consists of representatives from multiple city departments and divisions including Planning, Zoning, Traffic & Transportation, Fire, Engineering, Stormwater, Parks, ADA/Legal, and GIS/Addressing.
A comprehensive zoning ordinance governing land use within the city limits of Charleston.
The Mount Pleasant Design Review Board was established to ensure proposed projects comply with established design guidelines adopted by the Town of Mount Pleasant.
A tool to determine if a property is located within FEMA designated flood zones.
Various technical bulletins issued by FEMA governing allowed building practices in the various flood zones categories.
HISTORIC & PRESERVATION
The Preservation Society of Charleston is dedicated to recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places.
Historic Charleston Foundation is an advocacy organization advancing the mission of historic preservation.
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) encourages and facilitates the responsible stewardship of South Carolina's irreplaceable historic and prehistoric places.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.