In partnership with the city of Isle of Palms, Lowe, the developer behind Wild Dunes Resort, Sweetgrass Inn and The Cooper Hotel in downtown Charleston, announced the completion of its crosswalk installation project on Palm Boulevard in an effort to improve pedestrian safety along the beach access corridor.
The five new crosswalks, which are located at the intersections of Palm Boulevard and 49th, 51st, 53rd, 54th and 56th avenues, were funded by Lowe to serve as designated pedestrian crossing locations for popular beach access points along Palm Boulevard.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the city staff on this safety initiative, and we are thrilled to contribute to the construction of the new crosswalks which will provide greater safety for beachgoers,” said Mike Mansager, Vice President of Construction at Lowe. “When asked by the city, we happily agreed to make this investment to improve the resident and visitor experience for the Isle of Palms community.”
After receiving community feedback in January, Lowe worked with the city’s Public Safety Committee and the South Carolina Department of Public Transportation on the crosswalks’ site selections and design process.
“We are incredibly grateful for Lowe and this successful public-private partnership with the city of Isle of Palms which will deliver critical safety infrastructure to our community. The Lowe team is an integral part of the Isle of Palms family and we appreciate their willingness to work with us on projects that enhance our city,” said Isle of Palms City Administrator Desirée Fragoso.
With a growing population on Isle of Palms and the upcoming opening of Wild Dunes Resort’s Sweetgrass Inn, Lowe is committed to improving community infrastructure that will ensure the safety of pedestrians accessing the beach.
Developed by Lowe, Sweetgrass Inn is set to open in April 2021. The hotel will include a new, designated resort entrance and welcome center, allowing for a more customized and guest-friendly arrival experience.
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