CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - "They told them they had to move but they had no idea of what was going on," Adams said.
"One of the great things about our state is the state of South Carolina protects individual property owners for tax increases so they have a limit on the amount of the increase their taxes will see over a period of time," Lindsey said.
Adams still worries that this new development will be too high for the people who were forced to leave the area, to come back to, "the prices will be so high the people will not be able to afford to live in that area," Adams said.
"We are working with our partners with our housing authority as well as our city's own department of housing to deliver high quality housing to this area at all levels. Both the lowest income and the work force income. Which is 80-120 percent of the median," Lindsey said. "Meaning low income levels as well as average income levels will be able to live in this housing where the old cooper river bridges once stood," Lindsey said.
However the long-time resident who has witnessed so many changes over the year said this isn't at all what she was hoping the city could to bring back the community.
"They haven't fulfilled the promise, no they hasn't," Adams said.