After speaking directly with state emergency officials today, the city of Charleston can now confirm that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $7,785,715 grant for the mitigation of 36 homes in the West Ashley area, including 32 located within the Bridge Point Townhome Community. The Federal share of this project is $5,839,286, with a 25 percent match of $1,946,429 provided by the city.
Following acquisition and demolition of these structures, the property will be returned to green space in perpetuity.
Mayor John Tecklenburg said, “This is good news for affected residents, and a major step forward for our larger Church Creek Drainage Basin strategy. I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to get this job done, including Governor Henry McMaster, U.S. Senators Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott, U.S. Representatives Mark Sanford and Jim Clyburn, S.C. Sen. Sandy Senn, and S.C. Rep. Lin Bennett, as well as city staff and members of our city council.”