So many people have asked me about the Spring Cannon conversion to two way and street scape plans lately that I thought it deserved a blog update. While the Midtown Hotel Project still seems to be in limbo due to financing, the city still plans to go forward with the street scaping and two way traffic conversion for the cannonborough/elliotborough arteries asap. Currently they are taking bids on some of the work, but the design based on the drawings below has been approved. The drawings show a significant amount of sidewalk beautification and new trees. You can tell however that they are not burying any power lines but they are adding more lighting in the form of lamp posts. The project will slow traffic and make the streets commercial businesses more accesible from Upper King St. The plan was first conceived and put down on paper in the late nineties to connect the King St. commercial corridor to the shopping in West Ashley.