Workshop to Update the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey 

NEWS RELEASE

February 2, 2016

Release Number: 4004

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Shawn R. Smetana, Public Information Officer

Phone: (843) 958-4007/Fax: (843) 958-4004

Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

 

Workshop to Update the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey

Citizens will provide input on the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey

 

Charleston County is asking citizens for input to help identify potential properties for inclusion on the Historical and Architectural Survey. Citizens are invited to attend a public workshop on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers, located at 4045 Bridge View Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405. Staff will provide an overview of historic preservation efforts at the County and a description of the project.  Following the presentation, citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions, share oral histories, and provide information on historical or architectural sites.

 

In 2015, the Charleston County Zoning and Planning Department was awarded a Federal Historic Preservation Grant from the National Park Service (administered by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History) to fund an update to the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey (last conducted in 1992). New South Associates (NSA), Inc., a cultural resources consulting firm, has been hired to complete this project, which includes identifying and surveying properties that have historical or architectural significance. The survey update will only include properties in unincorporated Charleston County that have not previously been surveyed.

 

Citizens can also provide feedback by visiting the project website or Facebook page.  Information gathered through these webpages and the community meeting will influence what sites are inventoried and contribute to the local historic context and report recommendations.

 

For more information about the survey update and project timeline:

*What is a historic resource survey?

A historic resource survey is the process of systematically identifying historic properties within the boundaries of a specific geographical area, documenting their location and physical characteristics, and evaluating their significance within an appropriate historical context.

 

*Why are historic resource surveys important to communities?

Information produced through historic resource surveys serves many purposes. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) uses survey information to identify properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.  City, county, and regional planners use survey information to develop preservation management plans and in preparing comprehensive community plans. Economic development programs rely on survey information to attract investors to communities and to promote heritage tourism. Survey information provides educators, civic organizations, and interested citizens with a basis for learning about the history of their community and making decisions about the care of historic properties.

 

*Source: South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

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Posted by Robin Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:48:00 PM

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project 

News Release                              January 29, 2016

                                                                                                  Release Number: 4002

MEDIA CONTACT
Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004
Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/harborviewroad/

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project
 

Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures will continue on Sunday, January 31. Crews will

be working on Harbor View Road for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.

 

 

January 31 – February 28:

 

  • Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road.
  • The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.
  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic. 
  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.
  • Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.

 

The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in fall 2016.

 

The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

 

Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.

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Posted by Robin Friday, January 29, 2016 4:50:00 PM

BCD COG Releases Final Proposal for I-26 ALT Project at Public Meetings 

i-26ALT RELEASING TRANSIT ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDATION AT PUBLIC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

BCDCOG Releases Final Proposal for i-26ALT Project at Public Meetings

Charleston, SC: The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is holding three public meetings next week to reveal its recommendation for the region’s first fixed guideway transit system proposal and to review findings of the i-26ALT study (www.i26alt.org) leading to this recommendation. “i-26ALT” is a 20-year plan to enhance regional mobility with a premium transit alternative that will provide service along the I-26 Corridor connecting Summerville, North Charleston, and Charleston.

Three presentations will divulge details of the recommended transit mode and alignment (or route) of the most viable transit alternative to service the i-26ALT study area. Study team members will present results of the second screening of all the alternatives analyzed and will provide opportunities for the community to comment on the recommended project before moving forward with an application to the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant Program. If selected for the program, the recommended project could be breaking ground within the next five years.

 

i-26ALT PROJECT PUBLIC MEETING DATES

Monday, January 25, 2016

North Charleston Area

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

North Charleston City Hall – Council Chambers

2500 City Hall Lane

North Charleston, SC 29406

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Charleston Area Meeting

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Charleston Museum

360 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29403

 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Summerville Area Meeting

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bethany United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall

118 W. 3rd Street South

Summerville, SC 29483

 

Those unable to attend the public meetings can join the conversation via the online public forum at http://i26alt.mindmixer.com, where citizens can connect, communicate, and collaborate on the recommended transit alternative that will shape the 20-year plan for transit along the I-26 Corridor.

About the i-26ALT Project: Recognizing the need for transit alternatives along the I-26 Corridor between Summerville and Charleston, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) initiated the I-26 Regional Fixed Guideway Transit Alternatives Analysis study (i-26ALT). The purpose of i-26ALT is to enhance regional mobility with transit along the I-26 Corridor connecting Summerville, North Charleston, and Charleston.

For more information about this project, please visit www.i26alt.org.

About BCDCOG: The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. BCDCOG’s purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.

For more information, please visit www.bcdcog.com.

 

 

Andrea  Kozloski

Deputy Director of Administrative

and Supportive Services

BCD Council of Governments

(843) 529-0400 ext 208

(843) 529-0305 Fax

TTY: 711
andreak@bcdcog.com

 

1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 100

North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

www.bcdcog.com

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

 

Posted by Robin Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:47:00 PM

January 21 Town Council Meeting 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of James Island will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

at the James Island Town, 1238B Camp Road, James Island. Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please click here for meeting

packet.

Posted by Frances Friday, January 15, 2016 4:46:00 PM

Location for New Town Hall on Dills Bluff 

Town Council voted unanimously last night to acquire two properties on Dills Bluff Road for the location of the new Town Hall.   The properties are between First Baptist Church's property on the corner of Camp and Dills Bluff and Hillman Road.   The addresses for the long vacant properties are 1122 and 1126 Dills Bluff Road.   The TMS numbers are 4280300055 and 4280300054.   

Town Council also voted 4 to 1 against continuing to pursue a site on the JIPSD property on Dills Bluff Road.   Councilman Milliken voted in favor.

Posted by Bill Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:14:00 AM
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