Sunday, September 25, 2011

Help shape the future of the Neck Area - public meetings Sept 26-30

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Do you live or work in the Neck Area?  Help define the future of key locations in the Neck Area of North Charleston and Charleston and capture their stories through pictures, words, and design.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments’ (BCDCOG) Partnership for Prosperity: A Master Plan for the Neck Area of North Charleston and Charleston invites residents, employees, property owners, business owners, and neighborhood friends to participate in a community design charrette during the week of September 26 to September 30th, 2011 at Sterett Hall -1530 7th Street and Hobson Avenue on the former Navy Base.

Public sessions include:
Kick-Off Meeting from 6:00-8:00pm on September 26th
Public Pin-Up Session from 5:00-8:00pm on September 28th
Open House with a Closing Presentation from 5:00-8:00pm on September 30th.
all sessions at Sterett Hall, 1530 7th Street and Hobson Ave, N. Chas, SC 29405
Easily accessible by CARTA Routes 10 and 101

Sponsored by the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the Charleston Neck Partnership for Prosperity Plan is a cooperative effort to shape the future of the tri-county region's core area. The plan will include strategies to spur economic vitality, promote environmental stewardship, and enhance quality of life for people and businesses within the historic neighborhoods, new communities, and emerging job centers between the Charleston International Airport and US 17-Crosstown in Charleston. more.

Between now and the fall of 2012, the people of Charleston and North Charleston will create a plan that answers the following questions:

What do we want the core of our entire region to look like in 10 years - 25 years- 50 years?
  • Neighborhoods & schools
  • Shopping & job centers
  • Sidewalks, bike routes & transit services
  • Streets, highways & rail lines
  • Greenways, blueways, & parks
How can we work together to achieve our vision?
  • Public investments
  • Private development
  • Plans and policies
  • Desired Outcomes
The plan will be...
  • A shared vision of this region's residents
  • A guide for decisions about growth & development
  • A resource for updating local plans & policies
The plan will NOT be...
  • A replacement of the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC) Revitalization Plan or local comprehensive plans
  • A zoning ordinance
  • A rigid "prescription" for regional growth
Find complete information at

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