By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
Mount Pleasant, SC (June 9, 2017) – The Town of Mount Pleasant is nearing completion on another capital improvement project named after local restaurateur and hospitality industry mogul, Ronnie Boals. As part of Shem Creek Phase 3, the Ronnie Boals Boulevard improvement is a road resurfacing and drainage project designed to enhance and facilitate access to local restaurants for residents, businesses and visitors. The $163,335 project is funded by the Tax Increment Financing, a public financing method used for redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects.
“The improvement to Ronnie Boals Boulevard is the first of several projects included Shem Creek Park Phase 3 initiative that will include a pocket park and pedestrian bridge on Shem Creek,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “Dedicated to a legend and 55-year veteran of the restaurant industry, the Ronnie Boals Boulevard is the perfect recognition for an award-winning professional with deep ties to Shem Creek.”
As the project proceeds, Shem Creek patrons are asked to exercise caution while entering the construction zone.
About the Capital Improvement Plan
The Town of Mount Pleasant Capital Improvement emphasizes the Town’s commitment to its capital needs and totals almost $50 million dollars for fiscal year 2018. The Capital Improvement Plan is a five-year plan updated annually. Projects are ranked by the Mayor and Town Council, and funding plans are set in place and ultimately approved each fiscal year. As most projects tend to span multiple years, funding remains active and is carried forward to each new budget until a project is completed. The Town of Mount Pleasant is committed to funding major transportation and stormwater infrastructure improvements, which combined are 85% of the total CIP budget, along with the continued effort to maintain Town facilities and other assets to create a more sustainable community for citizens.
For more information about the CIP, visit us online at www.tompsc.com.