Hutchinson Square renovation continues in Summerville

Hutchinson Square renovation continues in Summerville
Project work is underway in Summerville (Source: Live 5)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Visitors to downtown Summerville will be greeted with some construction through the rest of 2018 as crews continue working on a plan to overhaul Hutchinson Square.

Crews have removed three magnolia trees. Three palm trees are being relocated this week, according to Summerville town spokeswoman Mary Edwards. Seven grand oaks, four Chinese elms and the Christmas holly are all staying, Edwards said.

The trees are being removed because of the redesign of sidewalks, new park features and relocated landscaping, Edwards said. An additional live oad, two willow oaks, and 20 other trees will also be planted, according to Edwards.

Edwards added that businesses and parking around the square are still open as the renovation continues. Back in April, plans called for Little Main Street to shut down from mid-July through October of 2018. 

The project itself is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2019.

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