City of Charleston to reconstruct Low Battery; planners seek input on design

Credit: Charleston City Gov

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston is asking residents to provide input as it seeks to design a new area along the Low Battery seawall.

The new seawall will be engineered to ensure the city is ready to deal with rising sea levels and regular flooding near the historic Battery.

Four designs are in the running for the Low Battery, a space that overlooks the Charleston Harbor and is a popular tourist spot as well as a residential neighborhood.

“The Battery is one of the most significant public spaces in the country. We have a newfound focus on resilience in the city of Charleston,” said Planning Director Jacob Lindsey. “That’s why we’re working so hard to ensure that our citizens have as many opportunities as possible to examine alternatives and provide meaningful feedback during this early stage of the process.”

The options include filling the sea wall to make it sturdier and raising the walkway that is open to the public.

Tidal flooding, on average, occurs a few times a year. Rising sea levels represent additional challenges in Charleston.

To provide feedback, you can visit information booths set-up at various times this summer, take a survey online or go to the Charleston Civic Design Center.

The design proposals can be viewed here: www.designdivision.org/lowbattery.

Click here for a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lowbattery

 

 

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