Charleston Land Reuse Agency to Host Developers' Roundtable

The Charleston Land Reuse Agency (CLRA) is pleased to be hosting its second Developers’ Roundtable at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on November 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The event will include a short presentation about the work of the CLRA including the mission and strategies that have been employed in trying to move properties in Charleston from vacancy and abandonment back to being assets for the community. 


“Active listening is essential to understanding different viewpoints and fundamental to the forward progress of the CLRA,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin.  “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the CLRA has continued to create opportunities for public input and modeled its decision-making around it.”


The Developers’ Roundtable session specifically seeks input on what strategies could help create opportunities for new housing and redevelopment of existing, vacant structures. Developers, real estate professionals, builders, and investors are encouraged to come to learn and share their  perspectives on opportunities and barriers to investment and improvement of Charleston. 


“We need to have conversations around these issues if we are going to find solutions,” said Andy Backus, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development and ex-officio CLRA Board member.  “We know that improving our housing and neighborhoods is essential.  The work of the CLRA is one piece of the puzzle in achieving those goals.”   


The event will be hosted in Parlors A & B of the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.  Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to John Butterworth at or (304) 550-9567.