The meeting finally happened!!!! After weeks of preparations, our studio finally hosted the meeting with community members from West Ashley and the Parks Conservancy to discuss what they would like to see improved in the West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway. The meeting began with Leslie Wade, from the Charleston Parks Conservancy giving a brief background on the outreach and projects they have done in the past. This was followed by the one and only, David Pastre, introducing past projects from Clemson students that have been built on the West Ashley Greenway.
After the introductions were made, the students and community members were split into 10 breakout rooms. In the breakout rooms, students were able to go through each possible site in further detail and have an open dialogue with community members on what improvements they would like to see and what sites they believed needed the most help. After receiving great feedback from the community, we believe this discussion helped us narrow the site options down to two possible sites.
In the wise word of Borat, the meeting was “GREAT SUCCESS!!!”