HISTORY

FIRST PUBLIC WORKSHOP AND INPUT RESULTS

DESIGN CONSULTANTS

SECOND PUBLIC WORSKHOP AND INPUT RESULTS

MASTER PLAN PRESENTATION

FINAL MASTER PLAN

PHASE I CONSTRUCTION

SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS

 

History

In August of 2015, the Town Purchased Pinckney Park utilizing Charleston County Greenbelt Funds. Pinckney Park is 7.37 acres of beautiful land with majestic trees situated on a tributary of Parrot Creek at the end of Fort Johnson Road. Please see the attached presentation detailing the history behind this purchase.

First Public Workshop

The Town held an Open House inviting the public to tour the property on August 23, 2015. Around 150 individuals came out to see the park and give us their vision for its future. The Town followed the Open House with an interactive public workshop a few days later to gather ideas which would help tailor the Town's solicitation for proposals from design firms and landscape architects. Click here to view the presentation from the workshop and click here to view the results of the input gathered from the public workshop.

Design Consultants

From this information, the Town solicited proposals from design firms and Town Council awarded the project to Hussey Gay Bell in December of 2015. Since that time, our consultants have been working diligently to survey and evaluate the park site and existing structures.

Second Public Workshop

In February of 2016, the Town consulting firm for Pinckney Park, Hussey Gay Bell, held another public workshop for the Town. This workshop was designed to present the site and building conditions to the public in order to discuss any constraints or opportunities that was discovered. Please see on overview of their presentation here. In addition, please click here for a plant and wildlife inventory of the park, and click here for the site inventory and analysis. Many great suggestions were received, and detail on public input received can be found here. Using information gathered from both workshops and meeting with Town staff, the consultants are working to finalize a Master Plan to present the public and Town Council for additional feedback.

Master Plan

On Tuesday, May 10th, Hussey Gay Bell presented the Draft Master Plan at a workshop here at Town Hall. Approximately 40 residents were in attendance. The Master Plan was worked on with input from the steering committee. The engineer's presented a presentation and opened up the workshop for comments. Following the comment section, attendees were invited to mark-up the master plan drawings and provide additional feedback. The steering committee will review these comments and adjust the master plan as necessary, and then bring to Town Council for final approval this summer. Please click here to find the Draft Master Plan presentation.

Final Master Plan

Following the Master Plan workshop, many comments were received and taken under consideration by the steering committee. Those included moving the location of one of the trails and eliminating the crabbing dock because of lack of water at high tide. The final Master Plan was presented to Council at their June meeting and it was adopted. Council also approved moving forward with the engineering design of all phases and purchasing the playground equipment. Phase I is currently underway and the Town is hopeful to have it open to the public in the Fall of 2016. Please click here to find the Final Master Plan.

PHASE I CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY!

In December of 2016, Town Council awarded construction of Phase I to IPW Construction Group, LLC. They are slated to begin construction the last week of February and the project should be complete within 5 weeks. Keep on the lookout for information on the Grand Opening!

Submit Your Ideas

Please email the Town Administrator Ashley Kellahan at akellahan@jamesislandsc.us with your thoughts on how to make Pinckney Park a welcoming retreat for our residents and visitors. Also, please continue to check this page for more updates on Pinckney Park and opportunities for public input.

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