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SC Ports Authority to proceed with cruise terminal

Apr 22, 2011 8:31:00 AM - thestate.com
The board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority has voted to go ahead with plans to build a $25 million cruise terminal on the Charleston waterfront despite objections from residents in the area.

The board voted unanimously Thursday to proceed with plans to build the terminal in a former warehouse just up the Charleston peninsula from its existing, aging terminal.

Neighbors have objected to the new site saying it will lower property values and mean more traffic congestion. They want the terminal built farther up the waterfront.

But the board has endorsed its planned location and voted to allow no more than 104 cruise ships a year - two a week.

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