King Street business’ tax dollars being put to work

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Thousands of dollars will go toward the beautification of King Street, and people could be seeing changes as soon as next week.

Businesses’ tax dollars are being put to work on King Street. Hundreds of thousands in fact, for street cleaning and hospitality services.

The Charleston Downtown Alliance and its partners are working to set up a budget for the newly implemented King Street Business Improvement District. The new district stretches from Line Street to Broad Street. Every business on King Street between Line and Broad Streets is now paying an additional tax to fund extra work on the street.

Jane Jenkins is the Interim Director of the Charleston Downtown Alliance. She explains that the collected taxes are expected to be about $730,000 the first year. They make up two-thirds of the alliance’s budget for work on King Street. The portion will go toward city investment.


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