The South Carolina State Ports Authority is hosting a listening session to hear from the public on Wednesday. It’s all part of the planning process for the Union Pier Cruise Terminal and the surrounding property. The State Ports Authority wants to encourage broad-based participation at the session, that will be led by members and planners of Cooper Robertson.
In addition, the Authority says the public can also ask questions and post comments on the Union Pier Plan website. Ports Authority CEO and President Jim Newsome says the financially viable plan is great for the local and state economy. The planning team will direct the process in four phases, which is expected to take about four months to complete. A preliminary plan will be presented in mid-December, where the public will have an input as well.
The new cruise terminal is expected to open to passengers in May.