[NORTH CHARLESTON] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) has scheduled a public workshop regarding the future park located at the former Baker Hospital site. Located on the Charleston peninsula, the 57-acre property was obtained by CCPRC in February 2015. A workshop to discuss and gather public input for the property’s master plan will be held on June 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Military Magnet Academy at 2950 Carner Avenue in North Charleston.
Locally known as the site of the former Baker Hospital, the property is located just south of Cosgrove Avenue, and west of I-26 on the Ashley River – a unique location in the center of the Peninsula, south of I-526.
The June 30 public workshop will be an opportunity for the public to provide input about what they would like to see at the future county park site. CCPRC and a consulting team from Seamon + Whiteside & Associates will provide more information about the site on Baker Hospital Boulevard, and survey attendees to find out what features they would like considered for the park’s master plan. The meeting will be held in North Charleston at the Military Magnet Academy. Any interested party is encouraged to attend to provide input at this early planning stage.
The property was purchased by CCPRC from Ashley II of Charleston, LLC. The sale was facilitated by local and Atlanta-based real estate teams with funding support from Charleston residents Michael and Jenny Messner and Michael’s business partner Paul Shiverick and his wife Betsy.
The June 30 meeting will mark the start of the development for a master plan for the Baker site. Proposed features for the site will become established during the master planning process as CCPRC continues to work with the community and other partners to design and develop the park. Anyone interested in providing input on the future of this park site is encouraged to attend on June 30.