This project is a public/private partnership between the Charleston Parks Conservancy, the City of Charleston and Historic Charleston Foundation.
The planned renovation will transform Colonial Lake into a public park similar in quality to the City’s Waterfront Park. The cost of the project, including design, engineering and construction, and landscaping is $5 million. The City of Charleston has committed $4 million, and the Charleston Parks Conservancy will raise the remaining $1 million. The Conservancy also plans to raise $200,000 to create a maintenance fund to assure continued upkeep of high quality.
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Read about the details of the renovation project here
See the schematic plan for the whole renovation plus major gift recognition opportunities here
See sketches here of what the park will look like (these are general representations, more detailed and final plans will be published later)
Construction document phase: July 2013 – March 2014
Deadline for $500,000 raised by Charleston Parks Conservancy: April 2014
Bidding phase: April 2014 – May 2014
Deadline for additional $700,000 raised by Charleston Parks Conservancy: September 2014
Construction phase: May 2014 – July 2015
Substantial completion: June 2015
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