SSC2011_Wayne Leftwich PPT

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SSC2011_Wayne Leftwich PPT

  1. 1. EARLY LESSONS LEARNEDCommunity Challenge / TIGER II Grant – Greenville, SC “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. “ --Henry Ford
  2. 2. CITY OF GREENVILLE, SC
  3. 3. CONNECTIONS Combination Grant  Community Challenge and TIGER II planning grants  $1.8 million to support 3-year project Planning effort for Greenville with a focus on the west side.  To make connections between: • affordable housing; • transportation options; • economic development opportunities; and • open space
  4. 4. AREAS OF FOCUSCitywide planningWest side planningEducation and outreachCommunity involvement
  5. 5. CITYWIDE PLANNINGHousing Strategy
  6. 6. CITYWIDE PLANNINGHousing StrategyEvaluation of Development Review Process
  7. 7. CITYWIDE PLANNINGHousing StrategyEvaluation of Development Review ProcessTransit (BRT) and TOD Feasibility Study
  8. 8. CITYWIDE MAPProposed BRT RouteWest SidePotential Park AreaDowntownICAR - Millennium
  9. 9. DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE Main Street Greenville, South Carolina
  10. 10. FALLS PARK
  11. 11.  CLEMSON UNIVERSITY- INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH 250 acre campus for advanced technology research development  5 technology “neighborhoods”  3 million square feet of developed building space  $200 million in commitments  10,000 jobs at full build-out public/private partnerships with government and university
  12. 12. MILLENNIUM CAMPUS adjacent to CU-ICAR 500 acres of wooded scenic land fronting on I-85 Educational, research, testing facilities and office space to support knowledge based industries Capacity for 3.7 million square feet of office space
  13. 13. WESTSIDE PLANNING
  14. 14. PROPOSED REGIONAL PARK
  15. 15. SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER 18 acre multi-purpose community facility in downtown Ray and Joan Kroc Fund + City of Greenville + Community Opening Fall 2011
  16. 16. AJ WHITTENBERG ELEMENTARY Opened August 2010  Joint-facilities with Kroc Center  School-wide engineering curriculum  LEED certification  Advanced technology hands-on learning  Green roof  School garden  Solar panels
  17. 17. WESTSIDE PLANNING
  18. 18. EDUCATION & OUTREACH Provide City residents and community leaders tools and resources for creating a sustainable community. Keep public informed throughout the planning and implementation processes. • Outreach Program • Livability Studio • Livability Educator
  19. 19. LIVABILITY EDUCATOR Educating Greenville’s youth on topics of sustainability. Developing and implementing education and outreach programs for Greenville’s citizens. Educating and reporting to City Council and City Staff. Coordinating the Livability Studio for outreach and community involvement activities.
  20. 20. LIVABILITY EDUCATOR Partnerships  Working with the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University as a resource and reference.  Forming partnership with the Furman Education Department as well.  Furman student, funded through the Arthur Vining Davis Student Sustainability Fellowship program, working with us this summer on creating the Livability Curriculum for the Livability Educator  Students in Clemson University’s Masters of City and Regional Planning program in will be working on our outreach program.
  21. 21. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Maintain communication with the surrounding neighborhoods throughout the and keep them engaged in the project. Ensure all consultants have a significant public participation element to their work plan Form Focus Teams  Members representing residents and stakeholders  Transportation;  Housing;  Parks and Trails;  Economic Development; and  Policy and Implementation
  22. 22. THANK YOU R. Wayne Leftwich Jr., AICP Community Planner City of Greenville, SC Wayne Leftwich Office: (864) 467-4574 wleftwich@greenvillesc.gov www.greenvillesc.gov

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