Fort Dorchester Residential Association Meeting Announcement
Topic: Traffic Conditions, Current and Future Transportation Plans for the Dorchester Road, Wescott Blvd, Patriot Blvd, & Palmetto Commerce Parkway, and surrounding roadways.
June 15th – 6pm @ the Wescott Community Center, 9006 Dorchester Road, N CHS (Wescott Park)
(Meet & Greet some of your representatives 6-6:15pm – Meeting to start promptly at 6:20pm)
At this time guests will include: Mayor Summey of North Charleston, North Charleston Councilman Stigler, SC State Representative Chris Murphy, SC DOT Representative District 6 (Robert Clarks Office), SC State Senator Sean Bennett
If you can read this, you are invited!
One of our residents was very perceptive while he was fuming in traffic this morning. I’m glad he reached out to me and asked if the timing of the traffic lights has changed causing the problems. So I reached out to North Charleston and Senator Bennett. Here’s what SC DOT reported:
“Yes, we have bought traffic adaptive software for Dorchester Road from Trolley Road to Micheaux Parkway and the company is fine tuning the software now. Based on comments from the company the software is in what they call the “learn mode.” The software is learning the parameters of the road. Once all of these adjustments are made the company has stated that traffic conditions will get better on Dorchester Road. Our traffic office is in communications with the contractor discussing the level of complaints and trying to expedite the process.”
I sure hope this improves the traffic congestion. With all this growth we’re experiencing, we’ve got to pressure the State to get the road infrastructure in place now.
Read the attached reply from SC DOT that I received last month with respect to the repeated request for a traffic signal at Cannondale Drive and Dorchester Road. SC DOT still won’t budge even though exiting Cedar Grove at this intersection is extremely precarious.
Here’s an article that Councilman Brinson and I totally agree on, and I’m sure many of you too. I believe both Districts 4 and 9 need to participate together with the focus group discussion sessions Ron has proposed on growth and planning in the coming months. These proposed sessions will include state and county elected leaders.
Read this outstanding article from Councilman Brinson, and I would appreciate to read your feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org) : http://www.postandcourier.com/…/daimler-deal-boosts-urgency…
I have requested any new information from the city with respect to the R1(single family) and R2 (multi family) zoned properties on Wescott Blvd. near the Patriot Blvd. intersection. The R2 property (zoned sometime around 2008) was sold by the previous owner, Karl McMillan, to another owner several months ago. Recently, I noticed the R1 property has been cleaned up. Unfortunately, this zoning took place before I was elected to city council. So we don’t have any options to keep the R2 property from materializing some day (that means we will likely have more apartment units in our area).
Dear Residents of Indigo,
I have some great news to deliver to you today so please share this message with EVERYONE in your neighborhood! My commitment to you on Jan. 7th 2014 has been delivered more than I had anticipated. Last Thursday night our Finance Committee approved $908,305.19 for the following agenda item: Bid Award, 2015 Resurfacing for City of North Charleston/Dorchester County!!
The following roads will undergo resurfacing by this summer:
Indigo Fields Blvd., Governors Walk, Wild Indigo Bluff, King Indigo Ct., Indigo Commons Way, Patriot Blvd. (Ashley Phosphate to Associate Dr. & Ashley Phosphate to Appian Way), Enterprise Dr., LaChappelle Bend, and Park Forest Parkway (the vast majority of roads are in Indigo).
Are you registered to vote? If not please register NOW. Its easy to do online at: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx If you appreciate the work I do for you and our community but you’re not registered, please show your appreciation by taking the time to register today and support me this November. You are represented in this part of the city!
Are you aware that our city has made a very generous offer to Dorchester District 2 to help build, and operate the Aquatic Center – as part of the $7.5 million tax referendum that passed over a year ago? This has been communicated to the DD2 Board and the Aquatic Center Committee numerous times since November 2013. I met with our Mayor, Councilman Brinson and our newly elected DD2 Board members – Justin Farnsworth and Brain Mitchum. are strong advocates and has been actively engaged with Superintendent DD2 Joe Pye and our Mayor. Together we are both helping to make the case for what we believe is the best solution for DD2 and our citizens in this density populated area. Here’s a quick snippet: the city will pay to double the pool size to an olympic pool to support swimming competitions, provide land next to the FDHS already owned by the city, and provide maintenance of the pool. To see the full details, go to NChar Proposal Aquatic Center
A sign is now on the new Sears Outlet store soon to open at the Festival Shopping Center. A Bojangles will be going in at the corner of Palmetto Commerce Parkway and Ladson Road. We will have two new Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Stores (in Districts 1 & 4) with gas pumps; No gas stations are coming to our district! These grocery stores will be located at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Patriot Blvd. and the intersection of Ladson Road and the entrance to Wellborn Village (near the new Spinx). At the Corner at Wescott shopping center we will soon see ground breaking for Grow Financial (https://www.growfinancial.org), a new bank. Also, Raising Cane’s (http://www.raisingcanes.com) will be breaking ground too.