Public meeting set for West Ashley development plans

Public meeting set for West Ashley development plans

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A public meeting Monday will help Charleston City leaders better define the goal for development West of the Ashley River.

The meeting will be held at West Ashley High School from 6 to 8 p.m. The panel discussion is sponsored by the Old Chares Towne District Task Force.

Although Charleston city leaders will be there, it is a public driven meeting that aims to discuss the West Ashley Economic Development strategy and other developments.

Councilman Aubry Alexander says 2015 is going to be an exciting year for West Ashley development, as city leaders are ready to see things happen.

Just before Christmas, the City met with Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) to discuss some short-term, smaller projects in West Ashley. The aim is to determine the direction and utilization of the TIF district.

Alexander says there will soon be more development and landscaping near the Northbridge that will highlight the park. Also, new gateways, or welcome signs, will be put in near Carolina Bay and areas coming from downtown, near In &Out carwash.

While today's meeting will provide an update, Alexander says it will present a vision for West Ashley in 2015.

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