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What Green Space? Parks Surrounded by Subdivisions?


Lee Grayson
267 Saint Margaret St.
Sir
Is it just me, or does anyone suspect that Charleston County's vision of the future looks a lot like James Island? With over a billion dollars to spend on new road construction, the pressure to develop rural areas will be intense. Imagine Johns Island, Wadmalaw, or Awendaw, with their brand new highways, and their 800 acre county parks (proudly promoted as "greenspace") surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of suburban development. And even these parks wouldn't be sacrosanct. Does anyone remember the plan to extend Highway 30 through James Island County Park? I can imagine the real estate ad now- "Come live in the beautiful, new Tea Farm Estates, just minutes from Wadmalaw County Park, and the new Sea Island Connector..."

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