by John Steinberger | December 11, 2018 1:50 pm
The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) will review the successes that occurred in the area in 2018 at its monthly meeting Wednesday at 4:30 at The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Road. WARC Chairman Peter Shahid and City of Charleston staff will review plans undertaken in such areas as economic development, drainage, housing, and transportation during 2018. The public comment period at the meeting will probably begin about 5:30.
West Ashley has enjoyed a lot of revitalization milestones in 2018. MUSC signed a long-term lease at the former JC Penney space at Citadel Mall for an ambulatory care clinic, providing a convenient location and free parking for thousands of patients and more than 800 employees. West Ashley Theater Center and Navy Federal Credit Union became tenants at Ashley Landing shopping center. Northbridge Piggly Wiggly was demolished, with lots of possibilities for re-development. Ground was broken at the new 20,000 square foot Bees Ferry West Ashley Library. The city activated its 843-724-7311 citizen services hotline, which residents used to report drainage issues in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Florence. Also, the first piece of the $43 million Church Creek Drainage Basin study was funded – a water storage area in Hickory Farms.
Plan West Ashley is the guiding document for the revitalization efforts. Copies are available at both West Ashley libraries, and residents may now purchase personal copies of the plan. The next WARC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 9 at a site not yet determined.
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