Councilwoman Mary Beth Hoover asked if that area would be cleaned up when the contractor finishes.
"My guess is if they do anything at all, it will be utilitarian rather than pretty," said Councilman Joe Denault, a former state Highways employee.
In other business, task force members took a look at a list of action plan items contained in the city's new comprehensive plan, which is slowly moving toward adoption.
Earlier Wednesday, the Municipal Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the council's Planning Committee adopt the plan, along with a downtown development plan.
Assuming committee members do that, City Council would vote on final adoption of the two plans -- written in the Imagine Charleston process -- Oct. 7.
"I'd like to see you take this home, write on it, highlight it and bring it back to our next meeting," chairman and Councilwoman Mary Jean Davis told task force members.
"This is exciting for us, because we have something in front of us that we can say, 'Hey, this is something we can do.'"
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