A Fix for Flooding in the Battery Downtown Charleston?
Raising the Seawall in the Low Battery Downtown Charleston
If any of you saw the pictures, live news reports, or videos as Hurricane Irma hit Downtown Charleston, you undoubtedly saw the waters of Charleston Harbor breaking over the seawall along The Battery flooding Murray Boulevard and spilling into the popular White Point Gardens and streets beyond.
This iconic area of Downtown Charleston has been voted ‘The Best Public Space’ by readers of the Charleston City Paper in 2016 and 2017 and The City of Charleston has been working on a plan to address the problems of the crumbling and insufficient barrier in the ‘Low Battery’ area. This area is defined as the portion of
Currently, four design options have been developed to solve the problems. All options include raising the seawall by 2.5 feet. Variations revolve around options for the public walkway, parking, and public park expansion. While still in the planning and design stage, results of the public input phase have recently been made available, and will likely have an impact on the direction chosen.
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I look forward to following the developments as they progress and providing you with updates on this significant public project.
Photo credit to City of Charleston Design Division.
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