Shem Creek Phase III

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This project is part of the Coleman Boulevard Revitalization Project and a continuation of Shem Creek Park. The project has a few different aspects including an independent pedestrian bridge that will span the creek connecting the Coleman Blvd sidewalk on the east side and the existing boardwalk on the west side, an ADA compliant ramp, and a pocket park between Red's Ice House and R.B.'s Seafood Restaurant. This project is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan in increasing public access to the water, enhancing sense of place, increasing connectivity, and prioritizing the pedestrian environment.


Phase III Update: Work continues on the pedestrian bridge spanning the creek. However, the boardwalk by Mount Pleasant Seafood is now reopen! Proceed with caution while construction continues on the bridge. The space between Red's and R.B.'s Seafood Restaurant has been transformed into a pocket park, Shem Creek Park. The completion of the ADA compliant ramp and pocket park will bring Phase 3 of the project to fruition.

Check out the video made by Thomas & Hutton on the final rendering! 


  • Conceptual Design/ Planning: November 2016
  • Permit: September 2017
  • Design: January 2018
  • Mobilize: February 2019
  • Estimated Completion: September 2019


$3,061,000 (Funding date started 7/1/2015; Fully funded by the Hospitality Recreation, Hospitality Transportation, and TIF Revenue)


Phase 3 Project Overview

View of Creek Rendering

Rendering Shem Creek Park 

Video Rendering

Project Location


Kevin Mitchell, Project Manager