Charleston City Council Tuesday night advanced two measures discussed in the earlier Ways and Means Committee meeting that clear the way for two new agreements with local groups — one with the Charleston Boxing Club and the other with the South Carolina Aquarium.
The agreement with the the Charleston Boxing Club would allow the boxing club to use the ground floor of the Reverend Alma Dungee Community Center at 1099 King St. after its extensive renovation. The second floor was also renovated, but access is currently restricted.
The nearly 100-year-old building housed the boxing club started by local boxing legend Al “Hollywood” Meggett, who died in October, prior to the completion of renovations.
The agreement allows for three renewal periods of five years each for a total licensing term of 20 years.
A second measure would lease the Charleston Maritime Center to the South Carolina Aquarium for $1 per year, with its term ending in 2045 and given the option to renew for another 25 years. The aquarium currently sits a few buildings away from the Maritime Center.
A pedestrian path connecting the two properties is included in the aquarium’s proposed $5 million renovations. And aquarium leaders plan to use the extra space for educational programming for local youth.