It seems like Charleston grows a little larger every day. In the past few years, there has been tons of development. There is something new around every corner! Lots of development is planned for 2022, so future visitors will have plenty of new things to add to their Charleston trips. Here are five of the projects that I am particularly excited about!
Ashley River Park
Located off Bacons Bridge Road in Dorchester County, Ashley River Park is a spacious, 85-acre park scheduled to open this year. It will feature picnic areas, two dog parks, fishing piers, hiking trails, festival lawn, and boardwalks. Guests will love the scenic river views at this unique park!
Pine Trace Natural Area
Pine Trace Natural Area will be an incredible, 300-acre park in Summerville. It will contain a disc golf course, two dog parks, community garden, 6-acre fishing pond, and plenty of trails for avid hikers to explore! Gorgeous mixed hardwood forest sets a stunning backdrop for a morning hike. Construction will begin in March, allowing the park to open by the end of 2022.
Photo from https://iaamuseum.org/
International African American Museum
The International African American Museum is $97 million investment that will feature an African Ancestors Memorial Garden, exhibitions, and a genealogy center. Museum exhibits will focus on themes such as connections across the African diaspora, the spread of African American culture and influence, and the movements for justice and equality. This great new museum is set to open in 2022.
Old Towne Creek County Park
Old Towne Creek County Park, the new 67-acre county park, will be located near Charles Town Landing. It will contain a one-mile walking trail and a scenic creek overlook. The groundbreaking will take place in 2022, with an opening date TBA.
The Lowcountry Lowline will repurpose 1.7 miles of abandoned railway track and highway corridor in downtown Charleston, turning them into bike and pedestrian paths with recreation areas. The new urban green spaces will be designed as much-needed gathering spaces for the community. Construction on phase one will begin in 2022.
Which development are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments!