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Sans Souci
News
Sans Souci Community Survey Is Live!
 Posted: 03/07/17 9:27 AM by Jonathan Hanna


Click here to take the survey online now! A printable version is available below.

Haga clic aquí para tomar la encuesta en línea ahora! Una versión imprimible está disponible a continuación.

Greenville County Planning Staff, along with the Sans Souci Neighborhood Alliance, has put together a community survey for the Sans Souci area that we encourage all residents and stakeholders take part in. This is a comprehensi ...



 
 

 
City View
News
City View Community Plan Process Begins
 Posted: 02/08/17 10:27 AM by Jonathan Hanna


On Tuesday evening, February 8th, 2017, Greenville County Planning Staff attended the City View Coalition Meeting to announce the kick-off of the community planning process for the City View Study Area. Staff also presented community members with a Scope of Work that provides a general outline of the process and what can be expected in terms of a timetable and a final product. The Coalition has made incredible strides on their own behalf already and forged critical relationships with key stakeholders that have empowere ...



 
 

 
Sans Souci
News
Sans Souci Community Plan Process Commences
 Posted: 01/26/17 12:05 PM by Jonathan Hanna


On January 23rd, 2017, County Planning Staff met with the Sans Souci Neighborhood Alliance Board of Directors to announce the formal commencement of the planning process for the Sans Souci Community Plan. Staff presented the board with a Scope of Work that outlines the generally anticipated process that culminates in the adoption of the plan as an amendment to the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The Greenville County Planning Department is excited to work with the residents, business owners, and various stakeholders o ...



 
 

 
County
News
Fountain Inn Baseline Conditions Report
 Posted: 12/05/16 2:12 PM by Andrew Ratchford


The Fountain Inn Master Plan update is moving forward! Please take a few moments to review the Fountain Inn Baseline Conditions Report. Please send any comments or questions to Andrew Ratchford at aratchford@greenvillecounty.org.

Click here to review the Baseline Conditions Report!



 
 

 
South Greenville
Update
South Greenville: What We Heard From You
 Posted: 11/16/16 2:42 PM by Tom Meeks


A second round of the South Greenville County Area Plan community meetings was held during the first two weeks in November.  The purpose of these meetings was to inform citizens of what progress had been made with regard to the planning process and to seek their input with regard to some draft goals, objectives, and action items.  Two draft future land use map alternatives were also presented for the meeting attendees to discuss and to choose their preference.

PLAN PROGRESS

1. Stakeholder Meetings – staff continued to meet with the various stakeholders to understand the services and fa ...



 
 

 
South Greenville
Update
Second Round of Community Meetings Begin
 Posted: 11/04/16 12:26 PM by Tom Meeks


On Thursday evening, November 3rd, the second round of community meetings for the South Greenville County Area Plan began at Woodmont High School.  The purpose of the meeting was to inform citizens of the plan’s progress since the earlier round of community meetings last January and February.  Since that time, the staff developed the Baseline Conditions Report, worked with a committee to develop a proposed Agriculture Zoning District, and based upon both citizen and stakeholder input ...



 
 

 
Berea
Event
Berea Community Plan Final Draft and Open House
 Posted: 10/13/16 8:51 AM by Suzanne Terry


The final draft is complete, but your opportunity for input isn't over!
We'll be holding an Open House Meeting for feedback on
 Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 to 7:30 
at
Berea First Baptist Church
(Welcome Center)
529 Farrs Bridge Road

In the meantime, click here to view the final draft of the plan.



 
 

 
South Greenville
Update
South Greenville: Updates & Upcoming Meetings
 Posted: 10/07/16 3:09 PM by Tom Meeks


UPCOMING MEETINGS

South Greenville County Area Plan Community Meeting
Thursday, November 3rd starting at 6 pm
Woodmont High School Media Center
2831 West Georgia Road

South Greenville County Area Plan Community Meeting
Thursday, November 10th starting at 6 pm
The CORE of South Greenville
8649 Augusta Road

South Greenville County Area Plan Community Meeting
Monday, November 7th starting at 6 pm
Washington Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall)
208 Washington Church Road



 
 

 
County
News
Travelers Rest Masterplan Survey
 Posted: 10/06/16 3:11 PM by Patrea St. John


Travelers Rest is beginning the process to update their masterplan for the city which will help to guide the growth and development  for the City over the next ten years.  The Masterplan Survey is a tool to help hear from the community about their concerns and vision for the future. Click here to participate in the survey now!



 
 

 
New Washington Heights
News
New Washington Heights Passes Referendum!
 Posted: 10/07/16 10:49 AM by Jonathan Hanna


Tuesday, October 4th, New Washington Heights held a special election for a referendum to create a special purpose tax district to fund street lighting across the neighborhood. This was a community-led effort, with the support of Duke Energy, Furman University, the Greenville County Attorney's Office, the Greenville County Voter Registration Department, and Greenville County planner, Andrew Ratchford. We are grateful for everyone's support and extremely proud of New Washington Heights' achievement. The certification of the results is expected to be processed by the end of business day on October 7th.



 
 

 
Scuffletown Area
Award
Scuffletown Plan Receives SCAPA Award
 Posted: 09/12/16 2:48 PM by Patrea St. John


We are excited to announce that the Scuffletown Area Plan Update 2015 has been awarded the South Carolina Chapter American Planning Association 2016 award for Outstanding Planning Project for a Rural Jurisdiction.

In April 2016 Greenville County Council adopted the Scuffletown Area Plan Update 2015 as an amendment to the Imagine Greenville County Comprehensive Plan along with amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations that establishes the Scuffletown Rural Conservation District.  This Overlay District establishes specific design and development standards that will aid in the protection of the rural ...



 
 

 
Dunean
Event
It's Time for Dunean's Fall Festival!
 Posted: 09/09/16 1:05 PM by Suzanne Terry


The Dunean Community has planned a wonderful Fall Festival, and you're invited!

Come and Enjoy:
Bouncy House and Slide for the Kids,
Hot Dogs, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy

There will also be information on Employment Opportunities, and
a Fire Safety House, Eye Exams, and Mill Tours (Please wear closed-toe shoes for the tour)

Where: 30 Emery Street

When: Saturday, September 17th

Time:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Dunean Mills Community Alliance would like to thank their sponsors:
ITG-International Textile Group, Quik Trip, and the Greenville County Redevelopme ...



 
 

 
Sans Souci
News
Upcoming Sans Souci Neighborhood Alliance Meetings
 Posted: 09/02/16 9:48 AM by Jonathan Hanna


The Sans Souci Neighborhood Alliance (SSNA) is hosting two upcoming meetings for residents and business owners in the area to come out and provide feedback in the pre-planning process for the Sans Souci area. The first meeting is September 20th, 6pm-7:30pm, and the second meeting is on October 22nd, 11am-12:30pm. Both meetings will be held at Sans Souci Baptist Church (3100 Old Buncombe Rd). These meetings will include asset mapping exercises for the area as well as opportunities to become involved on the SSNA Board of Directors. 



 
 

 
New Washington Heights
News
New Washington Heights Special Election Scheduled
 Posted: 08/30/16 11:22 AM by Jonathan Hanna


Following a community-wide petition by the members of the New Washington Heights Community Association, a special election will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, from 7am to 7pm at the Happy Hearts Community Center. This referendum will be held to determine whether a special purpose tax district will be created for the neighborhood that will be utilized to fund street lights. For more information, contact the Greenville County Voter Registration office.



 
 

 
County
Update
Agriculture Zoning District Update
 Posted: 08/12/16 1:44 PM by Tom Meeks


The Agriculture Zoning Committee has completed a draft text of the Agriculture Zoning District. The planning staff has been contacting various agriculture stakeholders to let them know about the draft text of the proposed Agriculture Zoning District and send them a copy for their comments. Below please find a copy of the draft Agriculture Zoning District as well as a short question and answer handout.



 
 

 
Berea
News
Berea Community Meeting Recap
 Posted: 07/28/16 10:18 AM by Suzanne Terry


Greenville County Planning Staff wants to thank everyone who came out to the follow-up community-wide meeting for Berea held on July 28th at Berea First Baptist Church. This meeting recapped the planning process that has been underway and reported on the hard work of each of Berea’s five targeted Task Forces. The meeting also unveiled the initial draft of the Berea Plan, which compiled the bulk of the inventory data that staff has conducted along with the detailed results of each of the task forces. Staff wishes to remind everyone that this is a first draft and will be fleshed out in greater detail in the coming weeks: we ...



 
 

 
County
Update
Agriculture Zoning District Update
 Posted: 07/21/16 1:44 PM by Tom Meeks


One of the most important issues that the planning staff has heard from the public through the series of community meetings as well as the online survey is to maintain the rural character of southern Greenville County. Citizens have indicated that the preservation and protection of farms may be one way to try to maintain the rural character.  At a meeting with the Greenville County Farm Bureau, the idea of investigating the development of an Agricultural Zoning District was mentioned and discussed.  As a result of this input, the planning staff  working with a committee comprised of representatives of the Farm Bureau as well as ...



 
 

 
County
Update
Fountain Inn Quality of Life Survey
 Posted: 07/08/16 9:32 AM by Andrew Ratchford


Dear City of Fountain Inn residents: the diligent work of your citizen task forces has begun. However, they need your help! The Quality of Life Task Force is requesting your participation in a second survey that supplements the first survey that was issued earlier this year. We know that your time is precious, so similar to the first survey we are offering a prize that will be randomly awarded to one of our participants who successfully completes the survey. The prize this time is a $50 Gift Card to The Railhouse Restaurant! To take the survey and get entered to win, click here. ...



 
 

 
South Greenville
Update
South Greenville Baseline Conditions Report
 Posted: 06/13/16 2:34 PM by Tom Meeks


After much updating, the staff has completed the Baseline Conditions Report as part of the inventory process for the South Greenville County Area Plan.  The purpose of the report is to give staff and the public a better understanding of the existing situation in the study area. In particular to the level of various development related services and their ability to accommodate growth in the future.



 
 

 
Berea
Event
Announcement: Berea Community Meeting [Updated Location!]
 Posted: 05/12/16 2:05 PM by Suzanne Terry


Save the date for the next Berea Community Meeting

Our Five Task Forces will present their findings, goals and action items, and the draft Community Plan will be previewed. 

Thursday, July 28th
6:00 pm
Berea First Baptist Church
529 Farrs Bridge Rd



 
 

 
New Washington Heights
News
Furman Maymester Vision Report
 Posted: 06/14/16 8:53 AM by Jonathan Hanna


On May 31st, students from Furman's Maymester Experience Course, led by Professors Mike Winiski and Matt Cohen of Furman Universtiy, presented the preliminary results of a month-long inventory, analysis, and data collection process. This process was designed to compile feedback from local stakeholders regarding the former Washington High School site and produce a catalogue of general themes and objectives to influence Greenville County Staff in the future design and redevelopment of this space.



 
 

 
Taylors
News
Drafted: Taylors Community Plan
 Posted: 06/03/16 4:09 PM by Scott Park


After much anticipation, the next step towards a community plan for the Taylors area is complete. A final draft of the Taylors Community Plan is now available for the public to review and offer feedback. You may access the plan by clicking here.

The area between Wade Hampton Boulevard and Taylors’ Main Street was the subject of this plan and include the following elements: Identification and Branding; Parks, Greenways & Beautification; Commercial Opportunities; and the future land use map. The guid ...



 
 

 
New Washington Heights
Event
Furman Maymester Kick-off Event a Success
 Posted: 05/18/16 3:24 PM by Jonathan Hanna


Furman University's Maymester Experience Course professors and students worked with leaders of the New Washington Heights Community Association to host a kick-off event last Saturday, May 14th. This event included a barbeque, fish fry, and recreational activities; however, the ultimate goal of this time was to gather valuable feedback from neighborhood residents regarding the potential of the recently cleared Washington High School site. Students will continue to work with area stakeholders and conduct forthcoming workshops. The final vision report is currently scheduled to be revealed to the community on May 31st.



 
 

 
County
News
AGRICULTURE ZONING DISTRICT
 Posted: 05/13/16 12:22 PM by Tom Meeks


The planning staff will be working with a committee of citizens and stakeholders to draft an Agriculture Zoning District.  The idea of creating a zoning district exclusively for agricultural uses was a result of citizen input at our community meetings and from our surveys, as well as input from the Greenville County Farm Bureau.  This committee is comprised of representatives of the Greenville County Farm Bureau, and interested citizens recommended by County Councilman Lynn Ballard.  This committee will work with the planning staff to develop a draft zoning district and to get input from various stakeholder groups as to ...



 
 

 
Scuffletown Area
News
Scuffletown Area Plan Update
 Posted: 05/13/16 11:29 AM by Patrea St. John


In April, the County Council approved the update to the Scuffletown Area Plan as an amendment to the Imagine Greenville County Comprehensive Plan.

The public outreach conducted for this update reinforced the vision that was developed for the 2006 Scuffletown Area Plan. This vision is to protect and enhance the area’s distinctive rural charm and beauty of the landscape as development occurs. This area can accommodate growth without sacrificing these qualities and The Future Land Use Plan has been revised from the 2006 Scuffletown Area Plan in a few areas to reflect the community’s vision for the area.



 
 

 
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