CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Tuesday night, Charleston City Council voted to approve a $4 million contract to turn Spring and Cannon streets from one-way streets to two-way streets.
More than five years ago, city council voted to change Spring and Cannon streets from one-way to two way streets, but Tuesday they finally approved the contract. The contractor, AOS Specialty Contractors, will also add new trees and streetlights as well as fixing the sidewalks.
"We're very relieved," Cooper Wilson, who lives on Spring Street said. "It's been a lot of hard work by a lot of people in our neighborhood. Certainly it's been a long time coming. More and more families are moving into the neighborhood. More and more businesses are moving into the neighborhood which we encourage. We want safe streets for our neighborhood like any other neighborhood in Charleston."
The project is expected to be start work in November and be completed by the end of next year.
Also during the meeting, council approved a city zoning height limit change from 55 feet to 85 feet for the "Tech Corridor" on Morrison Drive. The increase allows the Charleston Digital Corridor to move forward with a new building to house tech startups. The organization recently got conceptual approval for its new tech incubator, which would be 300,000 square feet and located at 995 and 999 Morrison Drive.