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Public or Private? Small waterfront park in Charleston center of dispute with city


CHARLESTON, South Carolina — A waterfront park on the Ashley River in Charleston is pitting the city and private property owners.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that (http://bit.ly/1Jj6twi ) Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. wants the city to acquire the park through its power of eminent domain.

The park has been open to the public. But a state judge recently ruled it belongs to the property owners association in the upscale Longborough neighborhood.

The mayor says the city had a verbal agreement with the property developer in 2001 that the park would remain public and the homeowners association should not have rights to the park exceeding public rights.

Representatives of the homeowners group say they are willing to negotiate to have the park open to the public from dawn until dusk.

Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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