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BE A BETTER NEIGHBOR: IDEAS TO CONSIDER
Photo by Adam Chandler Photography

At Enough Pie, we work closely with our neighbors in the Upper Peninsula - from the Joseph Floyd Manor to Bridgeview Village, from St. Julian Devine Center to First African Child Development Center, from the Butterfly Book Nook to Vivian Moultrie Park - and we understand the creative opportunities and overwhelming challenges facing the residents in this part of the City. As a peninsula bounded by water on three sides, there is little room for urban growth and the vast majority of that growth is happening throughout the long-standing neighborhoods and communities of the Upper Peninsula.  

Here’s something we all know - with growth comes gentrification. As much as we may want to, we can't stop growth. Growth is controlled by permits and policies governed by the City and County of Charleston. But can we stop gentrification? We have yet to see any growing city get a handle on this issue, but we refuse to give up. We believe one way to slow the process of gentrification is to BE A BETTER NEIGHBOR! We can be a better neighbor as individuals, businesses and developers.

In our heart of hearts, we all know how to be better neighbors.  It starts with listening and trust and above all, accountability. As an organization, we plan to work even harder on the accountability piece.

Here are some ideas:

Laurel Island
City Council granted approval for the Laurel Island PUD earlier this week. That means the zoning for this project is now set, but there will be many more reviews and processes along the way. Enough Pie has spoken with the developers, and we believe they are headed in the right direction on affordable housing and community amenities like public parks and fishing piers.  But as a new neighbor, Laurel Island could go a few steps further by entering into a Community Benefit Agreement - that’s the accountability piece!

Charleston Tech Center and Digital Corridor
You’ve probably noticed the 92,000 square foot building casting a shadow over the Royal American.  It will soon be an incubation hub for technology businesses.  Besides looking like a building that is begging for a mural (wink, wink), maybe the DC could also become a community wifi hotspot for East Central and Bridgeview Village residents.  In this “remote everything” world, that could really be a benefit to neighbors!  And that’s accountability!

At Enough Pie, we have lots more ideas and WE KNOW YOU DO TOO!  Please share them at info@enoughpie.org.

Let’s be better neighbors!


Kate Nevin, EP Founder + Chair                     Thetyka Robinson, Interim Executive Director

Photo by Adam Chandler Photography
IMPORTANT UPPER PENINSULA NEWS
Please click on the links below to learn more information about current news and events in the Upper Peninsula.

North Charleston area will be tested for toxic air pollutant with new EPA grant

After overwhelming donations in spring, Charleston-area centers taking clothes, home goods

New brewery on tap for Charleston Neck area
HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER DR. O?

And when you sit quietly watching the sun rise and set
Listening to the waves sing,
Then “Peace” comes to you.
Let “Peace” come to you in different ways. 
Let “Peace” be with us all.


- Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts


Thank you to everyone who celebrated the life of Dr. O with us at the candlelight vigil. Photos from the community gathering can be found on our Facebook page. Some of you were able to leave your memories on the beautiful photo we had on display. If you are still in search of a way to express your gratitude to Dr. O, please consider being a part of the Enough Pie tribute. It will be featured on our website and social media platforms.

Send your video or written messages to info@enoughpie.org. Please use "Dr. O Tribute" as the subject.

Photo taken by AJ Davis at EP's Community Candlelight Vigil

ELECTION DAY IS ALMOST HERE!
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Saturday, October 31st and Monday, November 2nd are the last days to vote early in South Carolina. If you have a mail-in ballot, please drop it off to your local elections office, or other designated early voting locations before Tuesday.

If you are voting on November 3rd, polls are open from 7am - 7pm. Make a plan. Be patient. Be kind. Be there!   
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