Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I had a recent occasion to be talking with some people who are very much interested in the Oyster Point development - its 500-plus housing units, its many car trips and the impact it will have on the Six Mile Community. I know these conversations have been going on for quite a long time.
Anyone with a map and a look at property east of Rifle Range Road can see that the Hamlin Sound is beckoning for residential housing.
When I recently took a good look at the map of the area, it becomes evident to anyone that the property between Six Mile Road and Hamlin Road is not only ripe for this Oyster Point development but very ripe for another east/west road connecting it to Rifle Range Road and even to Highway 17.
Six Mile Road is for the Six Mile community and should remain that way.
Changing the road and the community into a causeway for 500-plus housing units is just not right.
An Oyster Point boardwalk/marshwalk and a park is fine and dandy and has a feel-nice design, but it is not enough.
Somehow, someway, it is time for Mount Pleasant to wake up to the necessity to support another east/west travel alternate in that area.
The land is there - is the will to do what is right there also?
Hurricane Hugo devastated our Lowcountry forests 23 years ago.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to destroy 30 miles of trees along I-26 to I-95 this fall.
Many people have donated land for open green spaces and beautiful Lowcountry environment.
“Safety” is the noun.
“Money” is the verb.
What an awful first impression to our visitors to the Lowcountry to drive for 30 miles and see concrete only.
Charleston’s green spaces will soon be concrete spaces.
Goodbye Lowcountry green and hello Los Angeles concrete. Please keept the Lowcountry green.
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