In discussing our changing downtown conversations, as we often do, always lead to the hotels and whether or not development is pushing locals out. Is there a way to accommodate both tourists and locals and is our current development doing that? While that is a challenging question, here are some interesting articles from hoteliers looking at that issue. Go here for Metropolis Magazine. Here. Also, here and here. Note that most of these articles are from the Hotels perspective creating and adding experiences to bring locals and doesn’t necessarily address the bigger urban planning aspect of what residents need downtown for living and working.
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Thank you Jack Thompson of the Preservation Society for sending out this article from The Post and Courier. It is a good little read to reflect on cities that struggle under a tremendous growth of tourism and worth considering given our own growth. For the full article go here. Cheers!“Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, however, recognizes the importance of keeping a diverse mix of residential, business and tourist uses on the peninsula. Earlier this year he proposed that the city hold off for a while on approving new hotels while the city assesses the situation. More and more are being built on the peninsula to take advantage of Charleston’s popularity as a tourist destination.”