Public workshop announced for Riverland Drive Study

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Berkeley Charleston Dorchester (BCD) Council of Governments announced that it will be holding a public workshop to gather input on a Corridor Management Plan for the Riverland Drive Scenic Byway on James Island.

Riverland Drive was designated a scenic byway by the South Carolina Scenic Highways Committee in 1988. The BCD Council of Governments is leading a community-based initiative to prepare a Corridor Management Plan for the Riverland Drive Scenic Byway. A Corridor Management Plan (CMP) is a written plan developed by the surrounding community that sets forth its goals, vision and strategies for preserving and promoting a scenic byway in the future.

Specifically, the Riverland Corridor Management Plan (CMP) will guide how to preserve, protect and enhance the byway’s character and assets that define the corridor. It will address issues such as the preserving natural and historic resources, promoting sustainable growth practices, roadway safety and expanding recreational opportunities.

The study is being funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byways Program.

This fourth and final community workshop will be held on Monday, Aug. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Lowcountry Senior Center, located at 865 Riverland Drive on James Island. Residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the public meeting to provide input and comment on the draft plan recommendations and action projects identified to help preserve and enhance the scenic byway corridor over the next 10 to 15 years.

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