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Old 07-29-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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They have driven in the pilings that will support the U-shaped dock lining the southern end of the Columbia Canal, and they have graded the land on the steep bank that overlooks the canal, including the top of the bank where a walkway will be laid. They have graded the land for a walkway all the way to Jarvis Klapman Boulevard where the CanalSide walkway starts and connects with Riverfront Park. From Canal Front south, they have cleared the trees and underbrush from the arch beneath the Gervais Street bridge that will serve as a pedestrian passage underneath the bridge and into Centennial Park. Centennial Park will eventually connect with Granby Park south of Blossom Street. I have studied the Canal Front area and what you can see from there very closely, and people are going to be shocked by how simple access to the river and canal along there will tie the entire Vista into the central business district. It's going to feel like downtown Columbia has reached the water overnight.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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Default Great news!

Wow that is some great news. I have watched the painfully slow completion of the Columbia side of the Three Rivers Greenway project for years, waiting for that centerpiece attraction of Canal Front to be completed. The drawings make it look like a real game changer. Any idea when the expected date of completion is? I can't wait to go down there and enjoy the majestic Congaree! Also, if you have links to any updated architectural drawings of what we can expect to see, I'd love to see them. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Here's a site plan.

Recreational :: Canal Front, Columbia, SC, Site Plan
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Here's an old rendering. It might have been modified somewhat, but this is the general plan.

Planning and Development Services - City of Columbia Development Gateway
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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They have driven in the pilings that will support the U-shaped dock lining the southern end of the Columbia Canal, and they have graded the land on the steep bank that overlooks the canal, including the top of the bank where a walkway will be laid. They have graded the land for a walkway all the way to Jarvis Klapman Boulevard where the CanalSide walkway starts and connects with Riverfront Park. From Canal Front south, they have cleared the trees and underbrush from the arch beneath the Gervais Street bridge that will serve as a pedestrian passage underneath the bridge and into Centennial Park. Centennial Park will eventually connect with Granby Park south of Blossom Street. I have studied the Canal Front area and what you can see from there very closely, and people are going to be shocked by how simple access to the river and canal along there will tie the entire Vista into the central business district. It's going to feel like downtown Columbia has reached the water overnight.
Nice project.......when will it be completed?
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Nice project.......when will it be completed?
I don't know. They are working there every day. There's a lot involved. It's going to be a real feather in the cap.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:18 AM
 
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They are working there every day
They just showed back up this week, but nobody has been on-site for a month or more.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I ride past there a lot and there is always someone there. At any rate, they're building it.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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This is nice. Do you know if there are still plans to build townhouses and other shops in that area?
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Those plans were determined to be misguided.
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