NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A North Charleston neighborhood that's been working to fight crime is seeing promise in plans for a new community playground.
North Charleston Finance Committee will consider a resolution Thursday to purchase two plots of land in the Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood along Olympia St. to outfit as a play and park area.
"The parcels sit at the corner of Olympia Avenue and Gary Drive and are relatively central to the neighborhood, making it an ideal location for a park," North Charleston City spokesperson Ryan Johnson said in an email. "Previously, there was a dilapidated home on one of the parcels, which the city placed a lien on and demolished. The corner lot still has a dilapidated home on it, which needs to be torn down."
Neighborhood groups have been working in Dorchester-Waylyn throughout the past year to combat crime.