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Five Forks Area Plan Kick-off Meeting
 Posted: 06/15/18 11:21 AM by Tyler Stone


Greenville County Planning Staff and County Council Members Butch Kirven, Rick Roberts, and Dan Tripp (elect) met with residents of the Five Forks Community on June 14th to Kick-off the start of the Five Forks Area Plan. The Plan, an update of the East Woodruff Road Area Plan developed in 2007, will provide a vision for the area’s future, along with implementation strategies and solutions to pressing issues concerning the community. We had a very productive and lively discussion regarding the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats relevant to the Five Forks Area, and look forward to sev ...



 
 

 
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Hands On Greenville Events Around the County
 Posted: 04/26/18 4:04 PM by Jonathan Hanna


The United Way is hosting another annual Hands On Greenville (HOG) Day in our County and a number of communities that the Greenville County Planning Department is currently working with will be participating. These communities invite anyone interested in participating to join the effort to provide community clean-up and restoration projects in several key areas. HOG Day events are planned in City View, Monaghan, and Sans Souci neighborhoods. These community service opportunities take place on Saturday, May 5th, and will be followed up by an after party at Fluor Field. For more information on each communities events, continue reading . . . .



 
 

 
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Dublin Road Area Draft Plan available for review
 Posted: 01/29/18 11:07 AM by Tyler Stone


Since December of 2016, Planning staff has worked with community leaders and residents from the Dublin Road area to develop the Dublin Road Area Plan, a guide for growth. This plan primarily addresses land use and transportation concerns expressed by the community, due in large part to recent growth pressures in the area. Recommendations of the Plan include improved stormwater management, transportation improvements for greater connectivity among large undeveloped tracts of land, and the preservation of existing land use patt ...



 
 

 
County
Update
Dublin Road Community Meeting Questions/Answers and Comments
 Posted: 06/27/17 2:22 PM by Andrew Ratchford




The Greenville County Planning Department held a community meeting on June 12 at the Boiling Springs Fire Department (located on Blacks Drive) for the purpose of explaining the planning process and to receive input regarding transportation and land use patterns and concerns within the community. Staff have reviewed the responses and researched some of the questions. The answer to these questions are below. A summary of comments are also provided below.




Questions

Question: How far is/does the sewer ea ...



 
 

 
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Fountain Inn Master Plan UPDATE
 Posted: 05/01/17 2:58 PM by Andrew Ratchford


After a long wait, the Fountain Inn Master Plan draft is available for review and download!

The document can be downloaded here.

On Thursday, April 27th, the Fountain Inn Planning Commission voted to recommend the Fountain Inn Master Plan for approval to Fountain Inn City Council.

Greenville County planning staff will give a presentation regarding the highlights of the plan to City Council at the next Fountain Inn City Council meeting which will be held on Ma ...



 
 

 
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Fountain Inn Master Plan Update
 Posted: 04/24/17 9:10 AM by Andrew Ratchford


After many months of waiting the Fountain Inn Master Plan is ready and moving forward. On Thursday night the Fountain Inn Planning Commission will hear a presentation on the final master plan draft from Greenville County planning staff. The plan will include studies and suggestions regarding how to approach housing, transportation, land use, natural resources, economic devleopment, community facilities, cultural resources and population change over the next ten years or more. If the Planning Commission approves of the plan as presented then the plan will be sent to Fountain Inn City Council for adoption. The Planning Commission could request ...



 
 

 
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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!



 
 

 
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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!



 
 

 
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.



 
 

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


UPDATE: The survey is closed. Thank you for your participation.

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!

 

 
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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 ...



 
 

 
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Fountain Inn Master Plan & Survey Results
 Posted: 05/10/16 8:49 AM by Andrew Ratchford


The City of Fountain Inn recently began the public input phase for their new Master Plan. A survey was released and quickly reached over 570 responses! The first of several public meetings for the plan was held on Tuesday April the 26th. 

On Monday May 9th Greenville County staff presented to the City of Fountain Inn's City Council and Planning Commission. The presentation summarized som of the key findings from the survey results and the public meeting.

Click here to access the the presentation. 



 
 

 
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Fountain Inn Master Plan and Survey
 Posted: 03/30/16 3:48 PM by Andrew Ratchford


UPDATE: The survey is closed. Thank you for your participation.

The City of Fountain Inn has posted a survey for residents to submit input in advance of the 2016 City Master Plan. The last plan was published in 2006.

The surveys are due by April 22nd, and a random name will be drawn to win a Yeti Cooler. The first Public Meeting will be held on April 26th at the Fountain Inn Activities Center beginning at 6pm.

For the online surv ...



 
 

 
County
Event
Cemetery Law Workshop Sponsored by Historic Preservation Commission
 Posted: 03/03/16 2:31 PM by Suzanne Terry


Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission will sponsor a workshop on the legal and maintenance issues of recognized and abandoned family cemeteries in South Carolina.

Speakers for this event are the following:

Dr. January Costa – North Carolina Archeology and consultant (Research and cemetery maintenance)

January will discuss topics of helping uncover buried tombstone and graves in an abandoned cemetery.

Jason Harpe – North Carolina Preservationist and consultant (repairs and maintenance practices)

Jason will discuss the options to repair existing to ...



 
 

 
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Event
Arbor Day & Tree City USA Ceremony - Fountain Inn
 Posted: 12/09/15 11:44 AM by Andrew Ratchford


On Sunday December, 6th 2015 newly elected Mayor of Fountain Inn, Sam Lee, proclaimed the day to be Arbor Day in the City of Fountain Inn. The proclamation was part of tree dedication and planting ceremony in the Municipal cemetery which is being revitalized on SC highway 418. Four October Glory Red Maple trees and two Hiromi Cherry trees have been planted so far with much more to come. A cemetery revitalization plan is being conducted as part of the City’s upcoming Master Plan update.

Andrew Ratchford, Greenville County Planner, spoke about the Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation that Fountain ...



 
 

 
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Bike Locker Placement Survey
 Posted: 08/06/15 2:28 PM by Andrew Ratchford


Take survey here.

Cycling in the Greenville area has really taken off. There are tons of places you can bike to all over the county and demand shows that there are not enough end-of-trip storage options for cyclists. We need your help to determine where the demand for bike lockers is to help us determine where to place them and where they should be placed. 

Click here t ...



 
 

 
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Comprehensive Plan Five Year Review
 Posted: 06/09/15 10:02 AM by Tom Meeks


Do you remember the County Comprehensive Plan update from 2008 through 2009?  Were you part of the 20,000 people who attended meetings, filled out surveys, served on committees, attended events,  or made comments on our website? What has happened to the plan since that time?  Is it being implemented?  To find out the answer to these questions, the Planning Commission and county staff have prepared a Five Year Review of the plan. 

Click here to check out the plan review and be sure to let us kno ...



 
 

 
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Fountain Inn Historic Marker
 Posted: 01/14/15 11:05 AM by Andrew Ratchford


The City of Fountain Inn and the Fountain Inn Museum hosted a dedication of the State Historic Marker for the Fountain Inn Municipal Cemetery on a brisk January morning earlier this month. Among the many introductions, Mayor Gary Long made a special effort to thank Dan Powell for his work with the Greenville County Planning Department which was necessary to make this Historic Marker happen. After introductions Dr. Ehren Foley, Coordinator for the South Carolina Historical Marker Program shared about the significance cemeteries throughout history and in particular the history of Fountain Inn.

 

The Fountain Inn Cemetery ...



 
 

 
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Food Systems | Feasibility Study, a case for an Upstate Food Hub
 Posted: 12/29/14 10:28 AM by Scott Park


The Upstate South Carolina region is home to a growing variety and volume of local farm products but demand continues to outpace supply. This focus on local food is a national trend, with many cities and counties investigating how their local system can be strengthened. A robust, local food system provides a more active economy for new entrepreneurs and a healthier quality of life for residents.

The Greenville County Feasibility Study, a Case for an Upstate Food Hub, is a refinement of the need for a hub already identified in a 2013 Coastal Conservation League (CCL) study and is a partnership with Clemson ...



 
 

 
County
Update
Judson Mill Street Lighting Project
 Posted: 10/17/14 4:03 PM by Tom Meeks


The Judson Mill Community has been working on the possibility of having more street lights installed in their community.  Following an audit of the existing street lights in the community, the planning staff has been working with residents in order to subdivide the community into four areas in order to increase the success that future elections in each area will be successful.  Coordination with the County Attorney’s office, Voter Registration, and Duke Energy will hopefully provide the necessary information for determining the number of registered voters needed to sign a petition in order to have each subarea to vote for t ...



 
 

 
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The Welcome/Tanglewood Community Meeting is Moving!
 Posted: 09/09/14 10:45 AM by Suzanne Terry


The Welcome/Tanglewood Community Group wishes to thank Principal Michael Delaney for allowing them to relocate to Carolina High for their monthly meetings, as well as give thanks to Pastor Ross of Grace Bible Church for his generosity.

Whether you've been attending meetings all along, or are just now hearing of them, we would love to see each and every Welcome / Tanglewood resident join us for meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings always contain a crimewatch report as well as an informative program.

We hope to see you at the next meeting!

Welcome / T ...



 
 

 
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Judson Community Update
 Posted: 07/17/14 8:40 AM by Tom Meeks


The residents of Judson have accomplished a lot since their community plan was adopted in 2012.  The Judson Community now has a community garden and working with local stakeholders, residents have seen improvements in recreation and housing opportunities.  The Judson Community is now focusing on improving the street lighting in the community.  The community association has been in contact with Duke Energy and has conducted a night audit of the existing street lighting infrastructure.

 The community will meet to discuss street lighting improvement implementation options.  Once the results of the night audit ...



 
 

 
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How to Make Small Farms into Big Business
 Posted: 05/29/14 2:25 PM by Scott Park

The SC Department of Agriculture and the Palmetto Agribusiness Council commissioned a study with Coastal Conservation League, Clemson University and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association to look at the biggest challenges to growing our local food system.

The report, titled "Making Small Farms into Big Business" highlighted a few main ideas to consider to make a better system.  Re-establishing a web of infrastructure that would better connect the farmers to the marketplace, and the marketplaces together across the ...



 
 

 
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Event
Webinar: Food Policy Council Development
 Posted: 04/11/14 2:01 PM by Scott Park


April 17th, Greenville County Square, Conference Room A, 12- 2 pm

If you have been interested in the local food system and have seen the continuing growth, then you may be interested in joining us for some discussion and viewing of this webinar.

Community food councils are a new and emerging form of partnership organization in counties and regions across the United States. They are aimed at bringing together the key stakeholders in loca ...



 
 

 
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Food: It's What's for Dinner
 Posted: 03/14/14 3:32 PM by Scott Park


Significant activity has been building around growing our local food system. A sort of 'Grow the Grower' campaign has taken form as many initiatives over the past ten years. The breadth of results range from the niche, seasonal Earth Markets coordinated by the Slow Food Upstate organization to the Greenville School System's Culinary Creations transforming our public school cafeterias.

Over the past two years, Greenville County has been working with a myriad of partners in order to identify the challenges to growing our local food economy. Spearheaded by County leadership seeking improvements to our local economy and to provide ...



 
 

 


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