The Lowcountry Low Line will repurpose 1.6 miles of unused railroad that stretches down the Charleston Peninsula’s spine from Courtland Avenue to Woolfe Street. The land is to be converted into a linear park, serving as a great civic space that provides a safe avenue for biking and walking, as well as a host of other benefits, which you can find out more about here.
Friends of the Lowcountry Low Line
With the City of Charleston, The Friends of the Lowcountry Low Line, a non-profit organization, have purchased the property from Norfolk Southern. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST AND COURIER NEWS STORY.) Now, we will be working with the communities touched by theLow Line. With their input and support we will raise funds and work with the City design and build the Low Line. The Friends of the Lowcountry Low Line is also working with philanthropic organizations locally and nationally.
As of December 27, 2017, The Friends of the Lowcountry Low Line exercised its option, with the City of Charleston, to buy the right of way and property from Norfolk Southern. Now, we'll be moving onto the next important stages: polling the neighbors about their hopes for the Low Line, and then designing and constructing it. Let your city council member know that you support the Low Line!