Improvements to Cayce’s Guignard Park progressing

Guignard Park sits in a lush bed of nature, just off of heavily traveled Knox-Abbott Drive.Guin2
In 2015, upgrades were planned for the popular park in Cayce. Those improvements are in the process of being made, now.
The City of Cayce sought bids last year from landscape architectural and civil engineering firms for the “planning, permitting, project coordination, design, assistance with bidding, and construction administration for the redevelopment of Guignard Park,” according to a press release.
The park upgrade was also to include redeveloping the parking lot, pathways throughout the park, creek stabilization, structure improvement and washout correction.Guin4
The work was financed with water conservation funds through the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Some special tax (or TIF) resources will be used too.
Guignard park sits adjacent to a complex of more than 200 upper-scale apartments on the Congaree River. Those apartments, called Tremont, are more than 50 percent complete.
Cayce City Council is also discussing a street-scaping plan for parts of Knox-Abbott Drive to attract more pedestrians and visitors. It involves replacing sidewalks, utilities, lighting and walkways. And underground wiring is planned, along with new mast arms for traffic signals.
A study for a bike path has also been funded by city council.Guin3

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