TAKE A STAND: West Ashley revitalization

WCSC - TAKE A STAND: West Ashley revitalization

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston City Council is moving forward to create a 19-member commission to look at ways to revitalize West Ashley.

It's about time.

It's a great place to work and live, but West Ashley has long needed a facelift, new parks, public spaces, improved drainage and especially improved traffic.

The 25-year plan would cost more than $130 million.  That's not cheap, but the best part is the city council seems determined to do it without raising taxes; instead, paying for the project by supplementing current tax revenues with federal funding and economic development grants.

To that, we say bravo, and let's get started.

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