Johns Island Medical Ctr Comments Due Tuesday, Oct 17

A new medical center is planned for the largest remaining tract of undeveloped land on Maybank Highway.  This facility will bring significant change to all of Johns Island, including increased traffic on Maybank Highway.  It’s critical that the public have the opportunity to be informed and provide input as this development proceeds.

However there is a proposed ordinance change before the City of Charleston Planning Commission that would eliminate public input into this transformative development. The ordinance change would also eliminate any input from the City Planning Commission and even the City Council.  (The proposed medical center is within the Charleston City limits, not Charleston County.)

Development and road projects on Johns Island affect all of us. Do you want to ensure this development adequately addresses the resulting increase in traffic on Maybank Highway beyond the absolute bare minimum required by SCDOT? You can learn more about this project and the proposed ordinance change from Johns Island Advocate by clicking here.

Unfortunately, comments to the Planning Commission are due by noon tomorrow.  If you cannot comment by then, there will also be an opportunity to voice your opinion before the Charleston City Council October 24 meeting, when they could act on the proposed ordinance change.

Contact the Planning Commission here.   Your input must be in by noon tomorrow, October 17. 

You will need to include the following in your input:  

  • “Select the Upcoming Meeting” is “Planning Commission: Oct 18, 2023”
  • “Agenda Number” is “Ordinance Amendment #3”
  • “Address or Name of Project” is “Trident Medical Facility on Johns Island”. 
  • Under comments, tell them whether you want public input on this development.

We strongly encourage you to attend the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, October 18, at 5:00 pm and voice your opinion.  The meeting will be held in the Public Meeting Room, First Floor, 2 George Street, Downtown Charleston.  The meeting will also be livestreamed here.

This proposed ordinance change will then go before City Council, perhaps as early as October 24.  Before then we will inform you how to voice your views to Council.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: The Johns Island Advocate)