A Future Park for the Charleston Community

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What is the Lowline?

Today, the Lowline is a vision. A vision to reclaim 1.7 miles of abandoned railway track and neglected highway corridor along the backbone of the Charleston Peninsula. A vision to transform this forgotten stretch of urban space into a centralized regional park. 


The Friends of the Lowcountry Lowline are working alongside the City of Charleston to put together a plan for the space that highlights the surrounding neighborhoods, addresses city-wide flooding, and gives pedestrians and bikers a safe dedicated path. 


We've completed the conceptual study - it’s your turn to get involved. Tell us what you want to see in your community. Now is the time to help bring this project to life. 

The Lowline's Three Districts

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North Central Corridor

North Central Corridor

North Central Corridor

Grove Street to Mt. Pleasant Street


This district embraces the neighborhoods surrounding it. Expanding under I-26, this space can become a space for many different types of active and passive recreation. 

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The Parks

North Central Corridor

North Central Corridor

Line Street to Grove Street


This district has the opportunity for the widest areas of green space and to manage stormwater for the peninsula. These spaces can be gathering spaces for Charleston. 

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Urban Core

North Central Corridor

Urban Core

Calhoun Street to Line Street


This district will resemble a classic Charleston alley way. With heavy foot traffic from King and Meeting Street, this will be a narrow path with lots of activity from tourism. 

More Than a Park

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Water

Mobility

Mobility

The Lowline will play a significant role in the future of water management for the peninsula. It will provide ample open space to implement a variety of strategies that embrace and manage water. 

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Mobility

Mobility

Mobility

The Lowline is a new mobility corridor along the spine of the peninsula. It provides a safe pedestrian and bicycle circulation along its entire length. It will transform the way people move around the lowcountry.

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Planting

Programming

Programming

The Lowline planting will be true to Charleston for people to enjoy. The greening of the space will support and enhance ecosystem services.

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Programming

Programming

Programming

The Lowline will provide traditional active and passive recreational activities. These will be places to eat, drink, shop and gather for neighborhood and community events. 

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