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Plans Unveiled for Space Beneath Charleston's I-64 Overpass

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A Charleston group is proposing development opportunities for the space beneath the Interstate 64 overpass near downtown Charleston.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that last week, Charleston Main Streets West Side program director Steven Romano presented to the Strong Neighborhood Task Force a set of conceptual renderings for Gallery 64, a long-term project to transform the area into a hub for various public uses.

Romano says possibilities include RV parking, rain gardens, sports courts and a farmers’ market. Lighting would be increased in the area through art installations.

Romano says a path could be built between two areas that aren’t currently connected: Washington Street and Kanawha Boulevard.

City planners don’t yet have a timeline for construction. Romano says the next step is making the public aware of Gallery 64.