'What do we want the future of Johns Island to be?'

Full story: The Post and Courier

About two dozen residents gave up part of their Tuesday evening to lay plans to fight an interstate extension many fear will ruin their island.

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JojO MoJo

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#61
Mar 3, 2007
 
Courtney Morris-West wrote:
I agree w/ Thomas - Johns Island Rural Forever!
The people that live on Johns Island own the land they live on. They don't own the whole Island, and they shouldn't think of it as a private park for them to enjoy.

If you want to keep Johns Island rural, that's fine. Get together and buy all the property on Johns Island, pay taxes on it, and don't develop it.

Otherwise, this is America and we have the right to own property and enjoy it. Let the people that own the property do with it as they wish.
its over

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#62
Mar 4, 2007
 
Why are you getting your panties in a knot?
The developers already won the battle. Now its just about waiting until Johns Island becomes a bedroom community to Charleston. The kids and grandkids can look at pretty pictures and tell stories about how it used to be.

Rural Johns Island is over, done. WELCOME to SUBURBAN SPRAWL
Wayne

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#63
Mar 6, 2007
 
I attended the Johns Island Community workshop last night. Looks like the City of Charleston is going to spend several evenings showing the lovely, trendy subdivisions they plan to build along the new Mark Clark extension. Of course they never mentioned the Mark Clark extension last night, and I didn't see it listed on the daily agendas.

Speak up, Johns Islanders!!!!!!!!
Jason

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#64
Mar 7, 2007
 
When is the next meeting?
Emily

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#65
Mar 12, 2007
 
Jason wrote:
When is the next meeting?
Jason- because County Council is taking up the Mark Clark issue on MArch 20th, i think CCSI is waiting to hold another meeting until after that. Their email is markclark0@gmail.com. Email and ask to be put on the list so you get their email if you are not already. Also, in order for this blog to continue to be productive, I think that those who are serious about this issue need to simply ignore ignorant comments like the one posted above about Sprawl. Those types of comments are useless and uninformed.
yeee ha

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Mar 12, 2007
 
its over wrote:
Why are you getting your panties in a knot?
The developers already won the battle. Now its just about waiting until Johns Island becomes a bedroom community to Charleston. The kids and grandkids can look at pretty pictures and tell stories about how it used to be.
Rural Johns Island is over, done. WELCOME to SUBURBAN SPRAWL
still its gone and its a done deal
Joe

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#67
Mar 13, 2007
 
The key here seems to pick your battle. The most mentioned problem seems not to be the 526 plan itself but the resulting development. Through conservation easments, thoughtful zoning and a comprehensive plan, development can be allowed but controlled.
Having gone to school in Charleston and now finished with my military career, I hope to be able to return to the lowcountry, not expecting everything to have remained the same but hoping that the same spirit of life can be found.
Emily

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Mar 15, 2007
 
Joe wrote:
The key here seems to pick your battle. The most mentioned problem seems not to be the 526 plan itself but the resulting development. Through conservation easments, thoughtful zoning and a comprehensive plan, development can be allowed but controlled.
Having gone to school in Charleston and now finished with my military career, I hope to be able to return to the lowcountry, not expecting everything to have remained the same but hoping that the same spirit of life can be found.
Zoning and Comp plans are only as good as the council that enforces them and are not solutions in perpetuity. However, a permanent piece of infrastructure built to an island results in a permanent threat. Both HAVE to be addressed.
Wayne

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#69
Mar 19, 2007
 
Emily wrote:
<quoted text>Zoning and Comp plans are only as good as the council that enforces them and are not solutions in perpetuity. However, a permanent piece of infrastructure built to an island results in a permanent threat. Both HAVE to be addressed.
Emily's right!
Bobby Bostick

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#70
Mar 21, 2007
 
It seems to me that most of the people in favor of expanding the Mark Clark already live in densely populated areas... and have either never experienced, or have forgotten what makes the Lowcountry a unique, and beautiful place to live. You want better access to the city? Move TO THE CITY and take part in urban renewal. We need to preserve lower density zoning on the islands and provide relief to our farmers and others for rural land uses. Not everyone who owns land on Johns Island is looking to "cash in".
Tommy from James Island

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Mar 21, 2007
 
Jeff wrote:
I live on John's Island and would love to see the I526 extention built.
I agree 100% man. We need this extension. It will be much easier to get around. I can't believe people are against it, Charleston is behind the times man!
Tommy from James Island

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#72
Mar 21, 2007
 
Also, for those that want to continue to sit in traffic ...keep voting against the extension , for those against the extension that want to be in a rural environment that can move out to bonneau, cross, or ridgeville, or jedburg....
D Banks

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#73
Mar 22, 2007
 
Where does the City of Charleston get off trying sto plan our island for us, they can't even plan there own city. They are hoping to incorporate ALL of Johns island and gain on additional taxes, that would contribute to gains on areas away from Johns Island. Johns Island should incourporate itself before the City gets ahead of itself in trying to save its "naive younger cousin" Johns Island. Johns Island get smart!
Wayne

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#74
Mar 23, 2007
 
Hey Tommy --- what makes you think James Island residents won't be "sitting in traffic" if the 526 extension is built? Do you really think the traffic situation on Folly Road will improve? Don't be fooled --- it won't get better.

The only way to solve our current traffic woes is to make improvements to our existing roads. There will be no money for these improvements if the 526 extension is built, and the rampant development spawned by the extension would surely increase traffic on our already choked highways.

You'll still be sitting in traffic; waiting to get on the Connector. And the traffic will be longer than it is today.

Fix our roads first!!!
Emily

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Tommy from James Island wrote:
Also, for those that want to continue to sit in traffic ...keep voting against the extension , for those against the extension that want to be in a rural environment that can move out to bonneau, cross, or ridgeville, or jedburg....
Tommy- I'm sorry that you obviously didn't go to the March 20th finance Committee Meeting, when the COG presented traffic models of the effects of 526 on traffic. The traffic models show that on James Island, if 526 is built, Folly Road and Harborview Road are still at failing levels of service- ie, the Mark Clark doesnt even come CLOSE to helping out James Island with its traffic problems.
Billy Bob

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#76
Mar 28, 2007
 
Joe wrote:
The key here seems to pick your battle. The most mentioned problem seems not to be the 526 plan itself but the resulting development. Through conservation easments, thoughtful zoning and a comprehensive plan, development can be allowed but controlled.
Having gone to school in Charleston and now finished with my military career, I hope to be able to return to the lowcountry, not expecting everything to have remained the same but hoping that the same spirit of life can be found.
Some of the opponents of 526 are still fighting the Civil War Battles. The recent Battle of Charleston noise maker clogged our roads.
Matthew

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#77
Mar 29, 2007
 
I live on Johns Island and the reason I moved out there is because I couldn't stand the congestion in Mount Pleasant. I you want to live in a clogged-traffic ridden area please move off of Johns Island and go to Mt. Pleasant. Also - I understand that change is inevitable and that Johns Island will continue to grow - but to accelerate that growth by spending $420 million to length the 526 is insane - Also what happens when there is too much traffic on River Road and Bohicket Road - should we just cut down the Oak trees so that we can widen those roads for more traffic. . . maybe we should just go ahead and cut down angel oak and turn it into a gas station
Jess

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#78
Apr 5, 2007
 
Well, I've lived in the area a short while and have to fight the traffic light turn to John's Island daily. On the way home, there's invariably a wreck or some other delay. My vote's for the 526. Yay progress!
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#79
Apr 10, 2007
 
Look at River Rd., can't you see the many neighborhoods that are about to begin development? You are NOT stopping growth by stopping 526, you are causing more global warming due to the greater amounts of carbon being released into the air from traffic jammed cars. Help stop global warming, finish 526! Don't ya love it?
Dawn

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#80
Apr 10, 2007
 
I am not in North Charleston I live on Johns Island. And yes this is meant to be a humor break.

I do however, support the extension of 526. I am tired of sitting in traffic and it will only get worse. You cannot stop development. We all kmow the old saying, money talks and all else walks. I support restrictive building.

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