Protect Laurel Park & Marlborough Neighborhoods
On Wednesday November 15th at 5 p.m., Charleston Planning Commission will vote on a proposal to develop a 10 acre plot of land adjacent to Laurel Park and Marlborough neighborhoods. Their proposal asks for approval of 39 home sites with no diversity in structure, 44 ft wide lots adjacent to property that already floods. In the past six months and in the coming 6 months, this neighborhood will see 128 new apartments built, 56 new homes already built, and another approved neighborhood within a .5 mile radius. All of this without first studying the effect on drainage, traffic, schools and environment. Central Park currently floods in various places, is covered in trash and traffic backs up during regular hours. The neighborhood school began the year with 31+ kids in elementary classes (the state max is 30). There is no crosswalk or crossing guard for safety at the school. And flooding on Central Park frequently has walkers treading out into the street. Surely, Charleston Planning Commission cannot approve more homes before these issues are addressed. Please sign the petition to show your support of pausing construction on this parcel until infrastructure can catch up to development in this area.