The Lowcountry Lowline effort is moving into high gear! The City has owned the rail corridor on the high-ground spine of the peninsula for about two years, the purchase negotiated by our group, the nonprofit Friends of the Lowcountry Lowline. We’ve got a new “conceptual study” and are about to hold public meetings for design input. We see a green “mobility system,” parks and walking paths going not only north and south but east and west, ways to get more people out from behind the wheel of their cars. A bonus may be new ways of handling large volumes of storm water to alleviate flooding problems. This campaign will help propel us through these next steps.
Meantime, we’re also working long-term on ways to make the Lowline financially self-sustaining, ways it can lift up its neighbors and neighborhoods. Big things can happen soon and you can help!