More rapid transit could be coming to Rivers Avenue in N. Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Beginning this week, there will be a series of workshops where residents can come out to learn more about the future of rapid transit for the Rivers Avenue area.

The workshops focus on the area of Rivers from McMillan Avenue to Burton lane, which has been a focus of redevelopment for years now.

In 2011, leaders from North Charleston tore down the old businesses in Shipwatch Square to kick off revitalization in the area. On Monday, officials from all three counties are focusing on connectivity which means making Rivers Avenue more accessible for people throughout the region.

Roper Hospital and the VA hospital are both opening locations along Rivers, making it a hub for activity. During the workshops they are looking for feedback on the challenges that may come with redevelopment.

The design sessions begin at 10 a.m. on May 21,22, and 23. At 5:30 p.m. there will be sessions to review and comment on projects.

The workshops are held at St. Matthews Baptist Church at 2005 Reynolds Avenue.

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