A Sandlapper's Journal

An artist rendering of the proposed Lowcountry Lowline, showing a paved path beneath a freeway overpass bordered by plantings and lights, with a man on a bicycle with a dog

The Lowcountry Lowline

A transformative project through the center of the peninsula of Downtown Charleston is in the works – a linear park reconnecting neighborhoods, existing infrastructure, and the natural beauty of Charleston.

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An artist's rendering of the proposed Gateway Walk Park and Liberty Center, a bricked walkway with outdoor cafe and people walking among many native plantings and trees

Liberty Center

A proposed a plan to revamp the street level at 151 Meeting Street by activating its covered walkway flanked by stone pillars, which is already continuous with the city sidewalk beyond it.

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A Walkable Goose Creek

The central village would be a vibrant urban core of shops, restaurants, residences, and offices with plenty of green space, all to enhance the livability of Goose Creek.

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Rethinking Coleman Boulevard

Coleman Boulevard is the main street of Mount Pleasant, SC. It evolved from a colonial road to a suburban highway, and then to a more urban and attractive corridor. Through a long history of construction and expansion, the urbanization of Coleman Boulevard faces challenges and controversies from different groups of residents and business owners.

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Designing the Upper Peninsula

Charleston’s intentions for The Upper Peninsula Initiative are to direct population growth towards the city center in an effort to mitigate sprawl. Of the eight strategies

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Huger Street Streetscaping Arial View

Rethinking Huger Street

Marking the boundary between historic Charleston and the Upper Peninsula district, Huger Street has served as a secondary roadway connecting Morrison Drive, Meeting Street, King Street,

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