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Sunny Weather Means Great Weather for Construction!

Construction workers with Orders Construction are installing the last major item on the Greenspace Project, the “Reflecting Pool.” The pool will be one of the many focal points of the project. 

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Below you can see a close up view of the boulder that will be used as a fountain bubbler in the reflecting pool.

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Summit Electric, a subcontractor for Orders Construction, is installing the LED lighting under the outer edge of the terrace walls. The lighting will provide a unique evening and night time affect.

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Below a masonry crew from Garrett Masonry, Inc. also a subcontractor for Orders Construction have finished placing the cut stone on the terrace and seat walls and has started cutting brick pavers and installing them over concrete and a bed of sand in a section of sidewalk near Leon Sullivan Way. One by one, over 20,600 brick pavers will be laid in various sections of the sidewalks throughout the project.

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As seen here, one can easily see things are coming together as areas above the terrace and seat walls are ready for plantings and sections of sidewalk are being finished. Let’s hope the weather stays nice for the contractors.

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Photos and comments by Mike Aeiker

With Spring in the Air, Gateway Greenspace Moves Forward

We are off the great start this week at Gateway Greenspace. Streetscape work along Washington Street East nearly is complete. The large planting area along Washington Street East is underway, and pavers will be installed this week throughout the site. 




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Gateway Greenspace Work Continues Despite Challenging Weather

You may think work has stopped on the Greenspace project … but  Order’s Construction continues to make progress despite the bad weather. Between good days and bad days over the last few weeks, sections of sidewalk around the site have gradually appeared.

The picture above shows a section of the seat terrace wall taking shape. Look close and you will see where a row of brick pavers will be laid along each side of the sidewalk.
In this picture, you can see a finished section of sidewalk along Washington Street East and fast approaching the intersection of Washington Street East and Leon Sullivan Way. The offset section is where the brick pavers will be placed which will provide a border for the sidewalk.

Most of the granite curbing is in place along the perimeter of the project, and as seen here along Leon Sullivan Way, the Order’s construction crew has formed another section of sidewalk ready for a concrete pour. Notice the forming for the brick pavers.

We will all meet at this intersection soon!

Comments and Photos by Mike Aeiker

Greenspace Moves Forward During Better Weather


Finally, we have a break in the weather, and Order’s Construction continues to prep and pour sidewalks this week.  Conduit and wiring are also underway for the interior pedestrian lighting.  After several weeks of rain, snow and below-freezing temperatures, we are back on our way to welcoming spring with a beautiful gateway into Charleston.

Photos and comments by Susie Salisbury

Gateway Greenspace Ready for Brick Installation


Streetscape work continues along Washington Street East and around the corner towards Leon Sullivan Way.  The sidewalk area is now prepared and ready for cement and brick installation.

Photos and comments by Susie Salisbury


Greenspace Moves Ahead with Streetscape & Top Soil


Order’s Construction continues to work on the Washington Street East streetscape portion of the project, including sidewalks, granite curbing and brick accents.  The contractor is also installing top soil this week along back areas of the stepped walls.

Comments and photos by Susie Salisbury


Gateway Greenspace Streetscape Progresses


The final section of seat wall was poured Dec. 4, and the streetscape along Washington Street is progressing with the installation of the granite curbing this week.

Comments and photo by Susie Salisbury

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Kids Help Grow Gateway Greenspace


This feature photo appeared in the Nov. 14 Charleston Gazette. Click here to view the Gazette’s coverage.

Generation Charleston, the Alliance’s emerging leaders group, hosted the planting party Saturday, inviting children who have been nurturing Allegheny pachysandra seedlings since July to place those plant at the Gateway Greenspace site.

The kids received plants during the Clay Center’s Summer Fun Day, and more than 30 returned to help grow Gateway Greenspace.

River Rock Comes to Gateway Greenspace


The Greenspace project is moving along. The cistern has been covered, the stream bed is being filled with river rock and the masonry subcontractor, Garrett Masonry Inc., has begun facing the walls with beautiful, natural “Yale Gold” stone.

Work will continue on the remaining seat walls near Leon Sullivan Way.

Photo and comments by Mike Aeiker

More Good Weather, More Progress


Order’s Construction is taking advantage of the beautiful weather today to finish filling the cistern area of the site.  The stone for the seat walls arrived this week and you will see the installation begin by the middle of November.

Photo and comments by Susie Salisbury