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Proposed redevelopment changes coming to Navy Base in North Charleston

The former Navy Base in North Charleston that closed back in 1996 is finally on its way to adding new construction, including both single and multi-family homesNORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - New ownership brings new developments. The former Navy Base in North Charleston that closed back in 1996 is finally on its way to adding new construction, including both single and multi-family homes.Since the base closed its doors in 1996, the city had an original master plan that was created in 2004 for this redevelopment. Now, the city ...

The former Navy Base in North Charleston that closed back in 1996 is finally on its way to adding new construction, including both single and multi-family homes

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - New ownership brings new developments. The former Navy Base in North Charleston that closed back in 1996 is finally on its way to adding new construction, including both single and multi-family homes.

Since the base closed its doors in 1996, the city had an original master plan that was created in 2004 for this redevelopment. Now, the city has a revamped plan, known as the “Navy Base Redevelopment District” that they say is going to help bring even more connectivity to this area.

The city of North Charleston says the “Navy Base Redevelopment District” will include areas south of Virginia Avenue, areas around Noisette Boulevard, and Reynolds Avenue as the main focus. Megan Clark, the city’s planning and division director, says they are renovating two buildings on the base. One for residential and one for offices and retail.

Clark says other buildings could be hotels or strictly office buildings.

“All of that’s permitted,” Clark said. “The only development that we have proposed right now is just reused to those two buildings for the multi-family and office and retail.”

The city owns a lot of the property surrounding the base, such as the Noisette Creek Pedestrian Bridge, the Admirals House and Riverfront Park. Clark says they do not have a set number of how many people will be able to move to this area as they preserve the historic district.

“There’s a height district surrounding the historic buildings, so we maintain that character along Noisette,” Clark said. “But beyond that, there isn’t a height district. Potentially, you know, if you can park the facilities then you can put as many units as can fit.”

The city says they have nothing budgeted for this because they won’t have to pay if a property is privately owned. However, they can join an agreement with someone if they wish to do so.

The city’s planning commission will have two public hearings on Monday, Jan. 9. The first will be about the proposal of this new plan and the second will be approving the rezoning of the actual property. From there, it will need to go through city council readings in order to officially move forward.

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Metanoia SC: Jefferson Award recipient generates positive change in North Charleston

CHARLESTON S.C. (WCIV) — Wonderful things can happen when a community comes together.Lowcountry non-profit, Metanoia SC, is listening to the people who live in North Charleston's Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood.Over the past 20 years, Metanoia has been implementing programs to meet residents' needs to generate positive changes.Shawn Saulsberry is the Board Chair of Metanoia."It's a huge responsibility because Metanoia is literally s...

CHARLESTON S.C. (WCIV) — Wonderful things can happen when a community comes together.

Lowcountry non-profit, Metanoia SC, is listening to the people who live in North Charleston's Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood.

Over the past 20 years, Metanoia has been implementing programs to meet residents' needs to generate positive changes.

Shawn Saulsberry is the Board Chair of Metanoia.

"It's a huge responsibility because Metanoia is literally serving the area that I grew up in," Saulsberry said.

Saulsberry remembers growing up in what's known as "Charleston Heights," or the "Heights" in North Charleston.

The community played an important part in his childhood.

"I didn't have the organization that we have today, but somehow I ran across those metanoia-type people who saw me, and they invested in me."

His grandfather taught him the importance of entrepreneurship.

"My grandfather taught us to work hard at an early age. He would let us rent the lawnmower from him, and we would go and cut grass in the community, and we would get to keep the profits," Saulsberry said.

Now, as a Senior Manager at the accounting firm Ernst & Young, Saulsberry uses his background of a strong work ethic to encourage the youth in the neighborhood.

Metanoia serves as a youth leadership pipeline.

"I'm not the smartest or the brightest, but I do know how to work hard, and I also know how to have endurance and not stop and just encourage them. If you do those things eventually, you're gonna find what you love. You're gonna find what you want to do in life, and it's gonna work well for you," said Saulsberry.

Metanoia was launched in 2002 by a coalition of churches across South Carolina.

By definition, Metanoia certainly works well with the community it serves.

"It means to make a positive transformation, kind of take upon a positive change of direction," explained Metanoia CEO Reverend Bill Stanfield.

Rev. Stanfield and his wife Evelyn live in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood with their two teenage sons.

Before Metanoia's founding, the couple spent one year getting to know their neighbors and listening to their concerns.

"We really do believe people closest to communities know the solutions to their own problems," said Stanfield.

Stanfield saw this as an opportunity to build on the positive community members saw in their neighborhood.

And Metanoia did just that.

In addition to building leaders, it's the non-profit's mission to also establish quality housing within Chicora-Cherokee.

"We build new homes for some home buyers. We also build new homes for affordable rental, all within the community where prices are going up, and people are finding it hard to afford a place to live," said Stanfield.

The organization also invests in neighborhood assets. They support black businesses on Reynolds Avenue and have a partnership with a local manufacturing company to create jobs in the community.

"There's a systematic way of listening to the community and understanding what the community needs and then coming alongside the needs of the community and becoming an advocate for what the community wants to do," said Saulsberry.

If you'd like to nominate an individual or organization for a prestigious 'Jefferson Award, email your nomination to ABC News 4's Tessa Spencer.

Highest-paying computer and engineering jobs in Charleston, South Carolina

Stacker compiled the highest paying computer and engineering jobs in Charleston-North Charleston, SC using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.#30. Environmental engineering technologists and techniciansCharleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $65,690– #14 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 240National– Annual mean salary: $56,590– Employment: 14,910– Metros with highest average pay:— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($82,240)— San Jose-Sunny...

Stacker compiled the highest paying computer and engineering jobs in Charleston-North Charleston, SC using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

#30. Environmental engineering technologists and technicians

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $65,690– #14 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 240

National– Annual mean salary: $56,590– Employment: 14,910– Metros with highest average pay:— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($82,240)— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($81,340)— Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($74,280)

#29. Statisticians

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $66,690– #84 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 50

National– Annual mean salary: $99,450– Employment: 31,370– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($155,320)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($129,620)— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($125,860)

#28. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $66,890– #36 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 140

National– Annual mean salary: $63,390– Employment: 40,180– Metros with highest average pay:— Baton Rouge, LA ($112,580)— New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($91,550)— Portland-South Portland, ME ($90,200)

#27. Bioengineers and biomedical engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $67,480– #58 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 80

National– Annual mean salary: $101,020– Employment: 17,190– Metros with highest average pay:— Flagstaff, AZ ($151,560)— Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($122,950)— Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($120,340)

#26. Landscape architects

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $69,930– #42 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 110

National– Annual mean salary: $74,980– Employment: 17,430– Metros with highest average pay:— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,590)— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($96,810)— Santa Rosa, CA ($95,110)

#25. Computer network support specialists

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $71,630– #70 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 280

National– Annual mean salary: $71,350– Employment: 176,200– Metros with highest average pay:— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($94,120)— Barnstable Town, MA ($93,670)— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($92,190)

#24. Architects, except landscape and naval

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $78,720– #192 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 260

National– Annual mean salary: $91,900– Employment: 100,400– Metros with highest average pay:— Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($120,430)— Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($115,450)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,780)

#23. Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $81,480– #23 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 380

National– Annual mean salary: $69,070– Employment: 101,450– Metros with highest average pay:— Fort Collins, CO ($91,980)— Bakersfield, CA ($90,780)— Baton Rouge, LA ($88,600)

#22. Civil engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $83,360– #333 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 1,020

National– Annual mean salary: $95,490– Employment: 304,310– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)

#21. Computer programmers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $86,120– #111 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 220

National– Annual mean salary: $96,650– Employment: 152,610– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,130)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,220)— Dalton, GA ($123,500)

#20. Network and computer systems administrators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $86,960– #97 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 820

National– Annual mean salary: $91,250– Employment: 316,760– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,440)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,370)— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,930)

#19. Environmental engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $88,050– #136 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 140

National– Annual mean salary: $100,220– Employment: 42,660– Metros with highest average pay:— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)— Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)

#18. Web and digital interface designers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $88,470– #22 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 50

National– Annual mean salary: $95,460– Employment: 82,380– Metros with highest average pay:— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($144,720)— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,720)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($129,760)

#17. Computer systems analysts

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $88,670– #218 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 2,350

National– Annual mean salary: $102,210– Employment: 505,150– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)— Huntsville, AL ($118,690)

#16. Mechanical engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $89,560– #180 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 760

National– Annual mean salary: $97,000– Employment: 278,240– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)— Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)

#15. Industrial engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $90,350– #184 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 920

National– Annual mean salary: $95,200– Employment: 293,950– Metros with highest average pay:— Anchorage, AK ($142,770)— Midland, TX ($129,440)— Billings, MT ($126,170)

#14. Materials engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $97,290– #48 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 200

National– Annual mean salary: $101,950– Employment: 21,530– Metros with highest average pay:— Boulder, CO ($135,680)— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,720)— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($129,400)

#13. Chemical engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $97,520– #84 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 30

National– Annual mean salary: $121,840– Employment: 24,180– Metros with highest average pay:— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)— Anchorage, AK ($159,010)— Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)

#12. Database administrators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $99,510– #38 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 80

National– Annual mean salary: $96,550– Employment: 85,870– Metros with highest average pay:— Trenton, NJ ($123,540)— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,430)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,280)

#11. Software quality assurance analysts and testers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $103,500– #18 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 100

National– Annual mean salary: $97,710– Employment: 190,120– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,360)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,640)— California-Lexington Park, MD ($122,750)

#10. Information security analysts

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $104,070– #63 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 700

National– Annual mean salary: $113,270– Employment: 157,220– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,820)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,250)— Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($135,080)

#9. Operations research analysts

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $104,210– #20 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 170

National– Annual mean salary: $95,830– Employment: 98,700– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($164,730)— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($127,330)— Austin-Round Rock, TX ($118,710)

#8. Database architects

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $104,970– #80 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 70

National– Annual mean salary: $121,840– Employment: 50,440– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)

#7. Computer network architects

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $105,510– #144 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 290

National– Annual mean salary: $120,650– Employment: 168,830– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)— Rapid City, SD ($145,810)

#6. Computer and information research scientists

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $105,910– #53 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 380

National– Annual mean salary: $142,650– Employment: 30,840– Metros with highest average pay:— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($209,890)— Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($202,020)— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($183,750)

#5. Electrical engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $107,020– #86 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 320

National– Annual mean salary: $107,890– Employment: 186,020– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)

#4. Electronics engineers, except computer

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $107,930– #67 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 570

National– Annual mean salary: $115,490– Employment: 107,170– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)— Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)— Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)

#3. Software developers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $108,060– #106 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 1,940

National– Annual mean salary: $120,990– Employment: 1,364,180– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)

#2. Computer hardware engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $109,780– #57 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 200

National– Annual mean salary: $136,230– Employment: 73,750– Metros with highest average pay:— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,210)— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,320)— San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,580)

#1. Data scientists

Charleston-North Charleston, SC– Annual mean salary: $114,120– #22 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 110

National– Annual mean salary: $108,660– Employment: 105,980– Metros with highest average pay:— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,110)— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,180)— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($135,900)

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Work begins on $48M North Charleston apartment development

Multi-family developer Monday Properties, in partnership with Glenmont Capital Management, has broken ground on The Willow in North Charleston, S.C.The team purchased the site in November 2021 and secured $48 million in construction financing from Sandy Spring Bank, a Monday Properties news release stated. The 338-unit, Class A multifamily community is expected to deliver in late first quarter of 2024.“Building on the success of Monday’s completed multifamily developments in the greater Charleston area — the M...

Multi-family developer Monday Properties, in partnership with Glenmont Capital Management, has broken ground on The Willow in North Charleston, S.C.

The team purchased the site in November 2021 and secured $48 million in construction financing from Sandy Spring Bank, a Monday Properties news release stated. The 338-unit, Class A multifamily community is expected to deliver in late first quarter of 2024.

“Building on the success of Monday’s completed multifamily developments in the greater Charleston area — the Mason and the Hudson — we see tremendous opportunity to further expand our footprint in the region by delivering another first-class property that meets the market’s growing demand for accessible luxury,” said Frank Craighill, senior vice president of development at Monday Properties, in the release. “Charleston is home to one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the southeast, and we are excited to deepen our presence in the area with the development of The Willow.”

Located off Ashley Phosphate Road, one of North Charleston’s busiest retail corridors, residents will have an abundance of nearby retail, dining, and entertainment options, the release stated. The Willow, 7562 Plantation Road, is in close proximity to Interstate 26, as well as major employers including Boeing, Daimler, and the Charleston International Airport.

The project is designed as a private residential community with a tranquil but modern feel, the release stated. Details include large wrap-around porches and a resort-style amenity package including a zero-entry, saltwater pool, grilling cabana, pickleball court, outdoor fitness area and courtyards.

The property also includes a clubhouse with a 24-hour fitness center and yoga studio, a lounge and game room, and a covered patio overlooking the pool, as well as other indoor amenity spaces, including a variety of co-working and conference spaces and a community room, the release stated. The pet-friendly community will also feature a half-acre dog park for residents.

“The Charleston market, as well as the greater southeast, are part of our broader multifamily investment strategy, which involved doubling down in home markets like Stamford, Connecticut, and Alexandria, Virginia,” said Timothy Helmig, managing partner at Monday Properties, said in the release. “The post-COVID landscape further reinforced multifamily as a safe and high-demand investment. With key differentiators, like positive rent trends and transaction volume in Charleston, we feel confident in a successful lease up after the Willow’s delivery.”

Primed for new development, North Charleston neighborhood to undergo flooding study

NORTH CHARLESTON — A new motel, barbecue restaurant and coffee shop are slated to be the newest businesses in the Chicora Cherokee neighborhood where once-vibrant Reynolds Avenue is now a focal point for revitalization.“Our goal is to not be King Street,” said Ed Sutton, developer and president emeritus of the Reynolds Avenue Area Merchants Association, emphasizing the need for the North Charleston strip to attract locally owned business as opposed to chain restaurants.But there’s another problem that af...

NORTH CHARLESTON — A new motel, barbecue restaurant and coffee shop are slated to be the newest businesses in the Chicora Cherokee neighborhood where once-vibrant Reynolds Avenue is now a focal point for revitalization.

“Our goal is to not be King Street,” said Ed Sutton, developer and president emeritus of the Reynolds Avenue Area Merchants Association, emphasizing the need for the North Charleston strip to attract locally owned business as opposed to chain restaurants.

But there’s another problem that affects the downtown Charleston business corridor that those living near North Charleston’s Reynolds Avenue are hoping to keep at bay: flooding.

The Chicora Cherokee community, a hot spot for new development and also a target for affordable housing and new businesses, is one of six neighborhoods that have been targeted for drainage improvements. Though residents and community leaders welcome the improvements, the city’s recent decision to move forward with a flooding study in Chicora was met with mixed reactions.

City Council voted Dec. 15 to pay civil engineer Reveer Group $146,510 to lead the Chicora Drainage Study. The study will analyze existing flooding conditions and evaluate remedial action in the form of maintenance or drainage improvements that will reduce or eliminate future flooding.

Reveer, a North Charleston-based firm, will also develop alternatives that will increase the capacity of the stormwater system and reduce the flooding potential in Chicora.

Chicora will be the first of six neighborhoods to undergo drainage studies using funding from grants awarded last year by the South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Program to help cover more than $14 million worth of drainage improvements. Other neighborhoods that will see flooding solutions are Union Heights, Accabee, Read Street, Midland Park and the Northwood/Bentwood area.

The city still needs to secure additional funding to implement the recommendations from the study, Councilman Michael Brown said.

AJ Davis, president of the Chicora neighborhood, said any improvement that seeks to alleviate flooding is welcomed. But the infrastructure improvements are to be expected, given the economic interests in the city’s south end, he said.

Development is trickling southward from the Park Circle community, an eclectic district of residences and restaurants. Businesses have stretched south along Spruill Avenue and along Reynolds Avenue into the predominantly Black Chicora neighborhood, where housing affordability and gentrification remain a concern.

Some expected that incoming development would “trigger” infrastructure improvements, Davis said.

“In my opinion, this is less about truly addressing infrastructure issues for the people there and more so about aligning with a development trajectory that we’re all pretty much seeing,” Davis said.

Union Heights, located a few miles south of Chicora, is also slated to see drainage improvements.

Skip Mikell, neighborhood president, said he was unaware of the $14 million being invested in southern end neighborhoods. He also said the city should have considered the number of grassroots organizations that have for years been examining environmental issues in these neighborhoods.

In 1980, North Charleston studied the Chicora Drainage Basin, which spans over 400 acres and covers the neighborhood, and concluded that a new box culvert and outfall to the Cooper River was needed. The study also concluded that the pipes upstream of the retention areas were undersized and only provided up to 50 percent of the required stormwater conveyance capacity.

Soon after, the city constructed the recommended saltwater retention. In 2007, the Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority built a new box culvert though the former Charleston Navy base and a new outfall to the Cooper River.

While drainage has improved, flooding has continued to impact the community, which includes several homes, nonprofits, businesses, schools and churches.

“You have flooding to where folks can’t get to their houses,” Brown said. Brown added that the problem hasn’t gotten better over the years, even as new infrastructure projects have made way, such as the four-lane Cosgrove overpass that was replaced several years ago.

Evie Palmisano lives at the corner of Arapahoe Street and Captain Avenue, located in the adjacent Nafair neighborhood. She bought her home in 2019. Since then, her yard has flooded at least 10 times, she said. In 2021, Palmisano lost her car after the vehicle was flooded during heavy rainfall.

“I’m tentatively hopeful,” she said in hearing about the city’s new Chicora drainage study.

Rexton Street, a strip that stretches off the up-and-coming Reynolds Avenue, is also frequently under water. This impedes current plans to transform the strip into community-oriented space that includes an amphitheater, cafe and plaza. But proper infrastructure will need to be in place for those plans to be successful, Sutton said.

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