A small, lightly used park in the East End of Charleston could get an expansion - though for now, it's just an idea.
Haynes Park, located in the 1500 block of Piedmont Road and at the end of Rugby Street, is designed for children and has a small playground for that purpose.
The possible expansion could come from an adjacent property just to the east of the park.
The property next door to the park is currently owned by Habitat for Humanity, which recently demolished a home there after it was deemed too damaged for renovations.
The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority provided $10,000 to Habitat for the demolition, and Habitat contributed around $5,000 of its own funds.
Originally, Habitat was planning to build a new home on the same property, but a subsequent soil analysis indicated the lot was not suitable to rebuild for Habitat's purposes, said Shawn Means, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam.
"We just discovered that the house . . . was not going to be cost-effective," Means said.
Means said the lot is steep, descending 18 feet over its 60-foot length.
Once Habitat decided not to build on the lot, Means said Councilman Cubert Smith, an Independent who represents the ward where the property sits, suggested the parcel could be used to expand Haynes Park.