Community Groups hold press conference & celebrate $4 Million agreement with Palmetto Railways – Wednesday Nov 9, 11 am

Pact Will Create Job Opportunities, Environmental Monitoring, Build New Recreation Facility

A $4 million agreement to mitigate the potential effects on the surrounding communities of Palmetto Railways’ construction of a railway at the former Charleston Navy Base will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday, November 9 , at 11 am—see details below).

The agreement will include measures to avoid environmental damage to nearby neighborhoods while providing money to construct a new recreation facility on land donated by the City of North Charleston on property behind the Military Magnet Academy in North Charleston and fund initiatives in affordable housing, job training, educational initiatives, environmental research, community youth initiatives, and building the capacity of local organizations.


where-is-the-miitigation-monday-goingSpeakers at the event will include leaders from the Chicora Neighborhood Council, the Union Heights Neighborhood Council, the Low Country Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC), the Metanoia Community Development Corporation, and Palmetto Railways. The agreement represents months of dialogue and hard work between community leaders and the leadership of Palmetto Railways.

The event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

 About Palmetto Railways:

Palmetto Railways, established in 1969, promotes the economic viability of the State of South Carolina by providing safe, efficient and cost-effective rail solutions to facilitate the movement of freight and to support economic development efforts. As Palmetto Railways works to provide the state of South Carolina with a safe, efficient and cost-effective rail.

 WHO:      Representatives of Community Organizations and Palmetto Railways

WHAT:    Press Conference

WHERE:  Corner of North Carolina and Reynolds Avenues, North Charleston SC

WHEN:    11 AM, Wednesday, November 9, 2016

For more information:

LowCountry Alliance for Model Communities Facebook page

North Charleston Neighborhoods To Get Community Center As LAMC Regains Control of Its Funds, Charleston Chronicle