NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Mayor Keith Summey laid out his plans for North Charleston in his annual State of the City Address Thursday night.
The mayor hit on four key topics: sustainable growth, quality of life, mobility options and economic opportunity.
Summey also spoke about new additions in the city including two more senior centers by 2023 with one located on Dorchester Road and the other at the former Tank Farm in Chicora-Cherokee area.
In addition, Summey said an aquatic center will soon open which will provide swimming education to all children in North Charleston.
You can watch the State of the City Address below.
Summey addressed the need to continue to push the SCPA to fully fund three overpasses in which the mayor said they had promised to construct.
“We must all insist this state agency live up to its contractual word,” Summey said.
The overpasses would ease congestion of rail carts at intersections on Rivers Avenue and North Rhett Avenue.
Former Naval Base
Summey said over the coming year, the city hopes to unveil a plan for a high-density, mixed-use development for a range of green space and public access to the Cooper River.
Projects already in progress include the pedestrian bridge connecting Riverfront Park to the northside of Noisette Creek.
“Construction start is sometime away, but the ball is moving in the right direction,” Summey said.
North Charleston Police
The mayor said in 2019, there were over 300 unlawfully carried firearms that were seized.
Summey made a plea to citizens to not leave their firearms in their vehicles at night.
According to the mayor, 100 guns were stolen out of unlocked cars last year alone.