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Union Pier Waterfront Masterplan

Ecological restoration to enhance commercial development

waterfront masterplan site

Project Details

Great Ecology was on the Cooper Robertson & Partners team to create a Union Pier Cruise Terminal master plan for the City of Charleston and the South Carolina State Ports Authority . The plan included creating functional and aesthetic wetlands where old piers were to be removed, thus contributing to the restoration of tidal habitats in the coastal city. Working with planners and architects, Great Ecology also helped envision a redevelopment of the existing industrial piers on the historical downtown waterfront and identified areas where public access and coastal tidal marsh habitat could be maximized.

For more information on the masterplan, visit the Union Pier Cruise Terminal website.


Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Landscape Architecture, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,


South Carolina State Ports Authority




Charleston, South Carolina