Building Projects update
POA ISSUES WARNING ABOUT BRIDGE JUMPING
There has been an uptick in young residents jumping from the Captain’s Island bridge into the creek below, according to an announcement by the Daniel Island Property Owners Association in their weekly e-blast. On Saturday, July 21, parents were reportedly seen dropping kids off to let them jump off of the bridge.
“This may seem like a fun idea at the time, but it is an incredibly dangerous one and we would like for all residents to please be responsible and educate your children of the hazards of this behavior,” stated the POA in their message to community members. “Bridge jumping can cause serious injury to those partaking in the activity and may cause death. Passing boats are also at risk by the unexpected jumper.”
Additionally, the POA reports it is working with Charleston Councilmember Gary White to amend the City ordinance to make bridge jumping illegal.
IMPROVEMENTS TO GUGGENHEIM PARK
Construction on the renovations for Guggenheim Park will begin August 1, 2018.
Silt fencing and tree protection are already in place. This renovation project will be focused on the Island Park Drive end of Guggenheim Park. Part of the one-way street on the north side of Guggenheim Park will be closed to traffic during the course of the construction project. Cars will be able to turn onto the street from Seven Farms (adjacent to Wasabi) to access some of the angled parking and the parking behind the businesses on Seven Farms.
One lane of Island Park Drive will be closed toward the end of the project to accommodate crosswalk striping. Sidewalks will be closed on Island Park Drive in front of the park during the course of construction. There will be pile driving taking place during the month of August from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The construction project is anticipated to last until the end of February, 2019.
Direct questions or comments to Jane Baker, vice president of community services for the Daniel Island Property Owners Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see digital renderings of the plans for the park, visit https://danielisland.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Guggenheim-Deck-Rend....
DEVELOPER HEARS CONCERNS REGARDING FIELDS ADJACENT TO DI SALES CENTER
In response to concerns voiced recently by Daniel Island residents concerning the overgrown fields adjacent to the Daniel Island Real Estate Sales Center, the area has been mowed.
A reader who wrote a letter to the editor about the fields to The Daniel Island News noted that the area had become “an eyesore” and he feared it would lead to an increase in snakes, mosquitos and possibly coyotes.
According to Jane Baker, vice president of community services for the Daniel Island Property Owners Association, the grassy parcel may be trimmed “one or two more times” during the growing season, which lasts until the fall.
“It’s a wait and see when development starts as to what the protocol will be next year,” said Baker. “But we heard the residents’ concerns loud and clear. It will be cut back but not well manicured.”
The property is currently maintained by Daniel Island Company developers, who are working on future plans for the site, added Baker, but there has been no closing for the parcel as of yet.