Monthly Archives: June 2015

Port Love

We applaud the Ports Authority for their $5 million investment to be used for the purchase and protection of land along the Cooper River watershed to mitigate the potential effects of deepening Charleston Harbor. The agreement, made earlier this year, was reached in collaboration with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, the Coastal Conservation League, and the Southern Environmental Law […]

Reconnecting Our Community To The Water

THE PROJECT The Mission of the Lowcountry Maritime Society is to help facilitate and promote the connection of the coastal South Carolina community with our natural marine environment. We believe that our natural marine environment in the Lowcountry is stunningly beautiful and full of life. Our towns, cities, and people have developed to where they […]

Equality for all children

Our children are not on an equal playing field. Unfortunately, it took an unbelievable tragedy to gain some insight into this reality. Since returning to Charleston about 6-1/2 years ago, this harsh realty hit me squarely in the face. I do not know all the solutions, but I do know one that is based solely […]

South Windermere

South Windermere is an historic neighborhood located in West Ashley that is bordered by highway 17 and is across the Ashley River from the Charleston Peninsula. The are many reasons why people are attracted to this location, not only for the prime location, beautiful homes and the canopy of old live oak trees but for […]

Ravenel Bridge Should Be Renamed Emanuel Bridge

The Ravenel Bridge should be renamed to honor the nine lives lost on June 17th.

Coming Together

Let’s build on the community gatherings that have come from tragedies in our city. Let’s find a forum to talk about race that is safe and constructive. Let our next mayor commit to building bridges between our folks, whatever they look like, and help us all find a way to be better neighbors and citizens […]

Healing & Housing

If You Were Mayor awoke on Thursday morning to the crushing news that a lone gunman entered the historic ‘Mother’ Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and sat with the congregants for an hour of their Wednesday evening prayer service before he raised a gun and killed nine individuals, including the pastor. The evidence […]

The Upper Neck of The Peninsula

The upper neck of the Peninsula is an area that has seen a great deal of change in the past years.. The Landscaping and rehabilitation of houses has made it a great area to live. With the addition of close by restaurants it has turned into an urban environment. My great Idea for this area […]

New King Street Square

 THE PROJECT Over the past 37 years, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has undertaken a major expansion of the public realm in downtown Charleston. Among those projects is Waterfront Park, a public space that changed life in downtown Charleston for residents and visitors alike. In that same spirit of expanding the public realm, we propose […]

Accelerate Charleston: A Bold Plan To Keep Charleston Moving

THE PROJECT 1. Connect Residents to Places They Go Often With New Roads, Sidewalks, and Bikeways. Connect neighborhoods to schools and local businesses, by building or improving local roads, as well as constructing 50 miles of sidewalks, pathways, and bikeways by 2018. That way, residents will not need to go on major highways to travel […]