The city of Charleston approved a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday to redesign the downtown medical district.
The multi-million dollar proposal would transform the campuses of the Medical University of South Carolina, Roper Hospital and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center into “a healthy space for the benefit of patients and the entire community.”
It would also convert Doughty Street into a pedestrian mall and add an additional parking garage.
“This pedestrian mall will provide (employees), and all of our patients and visitors, a great venue to walk across our campuses and enjoy the beauty of this area,” Roper St. Francis CEO David Dunlap said in a news release. “We expect this Medical District to become another iconic Charleston landmark and an incredible addition to the many reasons why Charleston is a world-class city.”