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A Fix for Flooding in the Battery Downtown Charleston?

Posted By: Bonnie Sitsis In: Downtown Charleston Developments
Date: Thu, Oct 5th 2017 11:04 am

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.

Low BatteryThis 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 seawall along Murray Boulevard from White Point Gardens to the Coast Guard Station.  

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.

For more information about the project – follow these links:

Low Battery Project Design Report

Four Design Strategies

Public Input Results

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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Bonnie Sitsis, REALTOR®, The AgentOwned Realty Co.  843.973.0062