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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “The Agenda: New ID cards coming; Big-ticket items remain in Statehouse; SC college affordability

Real ID is scary stuff too. I can understand South Carolina's hesitation. We don't want to be tread on! The government should incentivize South Carolinians to get the new IDs. Perhaps a $25 gift card to Denny's or 10% off your next purchase of white New Balance sneakers.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 2, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The Agenda: New ID cards coming; Big-ticket items remain in Statehouse; SC college affordability

"Jeff Duncan, one of the men supporting DeMint, calls a funding deal that keeps the government open through September "crap," citing the issues of abortion, border security, and sanctuary cities."

We need to enforce federal laws! But only for immigration. Not for abortion.

We need to support states rights! But only to keep people from getting married or using the bathroom or smoking weed. Sanctuary cities must be regulated!

We can't keep throwing money at the problem! The military needs more money!

The federal government is trying to control us! We need to deconstruct it! People who are different from me are scaring me! Why isn't the government doing something?!?!?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 2, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

74 residential units means, to me, 120 additional cars. A ring of retail units probably contributes a daytime parking load of 25-50 cars just for the staff. The city is growing as all cities that people like do, but where are the cars going? This is replacing a parking lot... so where are the cars going? Nobody that can afford to live there will be a retail employee or college student, so they'll need cars to get to their IT jobs in North Charleston. Based on some brief research it seems that a standard parking spot is 9x18 feet, or 162sf. 170 parking spots would require 27ksf plus travel lanes for an acre of dedicated parking alone. The only mention of a parking deck is in the hoped-for development across the street, and the 595 King lot is only 1.1 acres in total.

So where are the cars going? Previous article stated: "As for parking, there will be an entrance for vehicles on Spring Street and car lifts managed 24-hours a day by valets." Yeah sure that's super affordable for minimum-wage employees at retail joints, and they're going to hoist 100+ cars per day?

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Tesla adding Charleston Supercharger station by the end of 2017

New owners still get a free allotment every year before they have to pay, unless they buy a used car with unlimited free charging.

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Posted by Kacey Green on May 2, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

It would be one thing if the new structure was replacing a century old building with character and a history, it's another to complain about a significant improvement to the property and the surrounding neighborhood when the location is currently an eyesore. The corner of King and Spring isn't some shrine to Charleston culture, it's a yard full of rubble with a view of an asphalt parking lot.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 1, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Tesla adding Charleston Supercharger station by the end of 2017

The Myrtle Beach Supercharger already is operational.

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Posted by Ward Mundy on May 1, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Coastal mayors take a stand against Trump plan to open Atlantic to offshore drilling

There is a need to start looking at alternative energy sources, drilling is not the answer, destroying our environment, is extremely short sighted, I applaud the mayor for this stance

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Posted by Micheline Mandel on April 30, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Born and raised here. I hate what Charleston has become.

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Posted by aliykacat on April 29, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Weekend rally calls for an end to violence against trans women of color

A bit on the racist side, isn't it? What about white women, Indian woman, or other women? What about handicapped? Or do you specialize like doctors? This seems a bit of a reach to me

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Posted by Michael Hodge on April 29, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Weekend rally calls for an end to violence against trans women of color

How many were killed in Charleston? Or in SC? Just curious?

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Posted by lynnar on April 29, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Coastal mayors take a stand against Trump plan to open Atlantic to offshore drilling

Face the fact Mr. Mayor, drilling will happen. I don't necessarily agree with the drilling as I also don't agree with Liberals & Democrats. Our resources will eventually "dry up" & we will look to other alternatives(offshore drilling). You talk about drilling causing a major threat to tourism, well a more major problem we have in the city of Charleston , "FLOODING" that a little responsible intellect could resolve,but there is way to many politicians buying votes. The flooding not only causes a threat to tourism,it also "is" a threat to "health". Mr.Mayor, it's time to "EARN OUR KEEP".

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 29, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Wow! I am impressed. What a fabulous building. Just cannot wait. Another Mike Brady designed Architectural Gem to add to the DT Crown. Mike's been sooooooo busy here lately. Our Stepford Community is only a few years away from complete fruition. So excited to finally be able to say "Hello Buckeyes, Welcome to Anywhere USA".

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on April 28, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

btw Lynnar, another bit of history -- Trump got access to the land for his casinos in Atlantic City through a sweetheart deal with the Mayor's office. The buildings involved were condemned by the city, taken by eminent domain and then sold to Trump at prices well below market value.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

"Are we living in a communist country now?" Another inane and ignorant comment by Lynnar. The US has used eminent domain since the adoption of the Constitution, and the Courts' interpretation of freedom of speech is more liberal now than at any other point in our history. Apparently she got her education of American history and government at the same school as our President.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 28, 2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

I'm not in support of the City's use of eminent domain for the old Piggly Wiggly property in West Ashley. It becomes a slippery slope to all property owners. I understand that the Sunoco gas station was a bad fit for many reasons (it's the gateway to West Ashley, had an awful design and use of property, neighborhoods strongly rejected the idea, etc.) I was against that use, but for the City to "take" this property so that it will become a "park", well that's ludicrous! This area is extremely dangerous with merging roads, to begin with. A park is an ill conceived idea. Too bad Whole Foods or Trader Joe's couldn't see this property as a viable area to open their stores. Perhaps it should be developed as a mixed use for retail and offices????

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Posted by Ellen Hoffman on April 28, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Yeah. Design sucks. They should have made them use hardiplank on the exterior so it looks like Charleston.

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Posted by PooPants on April 28, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

This eminent domain is not good! Are we living in a communist country now? Gee, I guess we are. Seems we are losing our freedom of speech now. So why not take some property you own. If they do this, what is next? So, does that mean, the city can decide to just take away my house???? Think about it.....you take an inch, then you take a yard.

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Posted by lynnar on April 28, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

This looks like a shopping mall in Atlanta. The last thing it should be called is elegant.

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Posted by deirdre42 on April 28, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Will any affordable units be allotted? #ilovedowntowntoo. Other cities luxury buildings housed 80/20 units. Charleston needs affordable housing downtown. Why not start here!

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Posted by Kimberley Fennicks on April 28, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

That College of Charleston rent revenue will make it work.

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 28, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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