Union Pier passenger terminal plan heading to a public hearing

Image by South Carolina State Ports Authority A possible view of Charleston in the not-so-distant future, with a redeveloped waterfront and new cruise terminal.

The much-debated proposed $35 million cruise terminal for passengers at Union Pier is heading to a critical checkpoint on Wednesday, April 18: A public hearing before the NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management over five piers that would need to be driven in along the waterfront.