Public meeting announced to compare proposals for Sumar Street redevelopment project

June 1, 2023

The Sumar Street redevelopment project, an initiative aimed at revitalizing the site of the old Piggly Wiggly, will be the focus of a public meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2023. The meeting will take place at the West Ashley Stage Pearl Theater, located at 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd #11, Charleston, SC 29407.

The meeting will be divided into three sections, designed to engage citizens and provide an opportunity for attendees to review and give feedback on three alternative proposals for the Sumar Street site before Charleston City Council votes on the fate of the project at the city council meeting on June 20, 2023.

It will commence with a drop-in, gallery style walk-through from 5 to 5:45 p.m., allowing residents to review past proposals and relevant data to familiarize themselves with the project’s background.

Following the gallery walk-through, participants will be directed to the theater, where the main presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. The presentation will be led by city of Charleston’s West Ashley Project Coordinator, Eric Pohlman, alongside representatives from Landmark Enterprises and Liollio Architects. During this time, a detailed explanation of the three proposals will be given, highlighting the envisioned improvements and providing attendees with an in-depth understanding of the alternatives under consideration.

The presentation will conclude with an interactive segment where citizens will have the opportunity to provide their input and preferences regarding the proposed options. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a survey, enabling their voices to be heard in the decision-making process.

“Public input is critical to ensuring that the Sumar Street project meets our citizens’ high expectations,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. “This meeting will allow us to gather community feedback, so that when complete, this project is a true reflection of what West Ashley residents want and deserve.”