Monthly Archives: March 2015

Century V – Charleston’s Comprehensive Plan (2010)

CENTURY V – CHARLESTON’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN A Comprehensive Plan is a state-mandated long-range plan intended to direct the development of a community over ten or more years. It is a statement of community values and goals concerning the existing and future environment. It serves as a guide for decision makers and a tool for managing […]

King Street closed to traffic

in between Market and Calhoun Streets, the road is entirely too congested for two lanes of cars, a lane of parked cars, bicycles, and tourists who think they’re in Disney World.

Pedestrian control

We have been voted a favorite city for more and more things. Tourists are flooding here, literally, by the bus load. We have GOT to do something about busy intersections where lots of cars AND people need to get through. Cumberland at E Bay is a good example. You can’t turn right onto E Bay […]

Possibilities for Sam Rittenburg Boulevard

THE PROJECT OR INITIATIVE Today, roughly 29,000 cars travel the Sam Rittenberg corridor daily. Based on that traffic volume, the street could theoretically be narrowed to just 3 lanes from its current maximum of 7. In short, there is an excess of asphalt in this part of West Ashley. That extra space could be better […]

Historic Charleston Foundation

Continuing in our ongoing set of interviews with leaders of Charleston’s constellation of civic-minded organizations, this week’s blog features Charleston native Winslow Hastie, Chief Preservation Officer of Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF). Some people may think of Historic Charleston Foundation as it relates to historic preservation and the Charleston peninsula, but it seems HCF has gotten involved with some […]

Housing for seniors, middle class and below.

One by one tear down the aging ghetto housing developments around Charleston replacing them with creative areas of varied styles of mixed housing. Six to eight unit apartment buildings, four or five contiguous town houses, single family and patio homes. Have mixed incomes not just section 8. Half the senior housing would be two bedroom […]

traffic flow

Create one or more elevated walk ways over Calhoun St. in the vicinity of the College of Charleston as a safety protection for students and other pedestrians. In turn, traffic flow in this busy section will be greatly enhanced. Another improvement would be to install timed right and left turn traffic signal lights at Calhoun […]

Transform an alley into a lane

Since Kirkland Lane may be repaved soon, why not transform an ugly 12′ wide alley into an enchanting brick or cobblestone lane, correcting all the public utilities at the same time? With no room for sidewalks, the bricks or cobblestones would slow vehicles making the street safer for pedestrians. I have heard that historic ballast […]


The peninsula of Charleston needs more successful elementary schools and a successful high school. Good public schools are essential to keeping the middle class.

Carta Stops

Require developers to fund, and build bus stops/shelters near larger developments/apartments (Much like MTP’s ideas.