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  • Jaclin has brought many accolades to the City and AJW: The Take Action Today Award (6/2012) from SCDHEC, The Champions of the Environment grant award (11/2012) from SCDHEC, and the TD Green Streets grant (4/2013) from TD Banks and the Arbor Day Foundation
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    1. 1. Community Challenge / TIGER II Grant – Greenville, SC"Cities have the capability of providingsomething for everybody, only because, andonly when, they are created by everybody.“--Jane JacobsWayne Leftwich, AICPCommunity PlannerCity of Greenville, SCOffice: (864) 467-4574wleftwich@greenvillesc.gov
    2. 2. CONNECTIONS Combination Grant Community Challenge andTIGER II planning grants $1.8 million to support 3-yearproject Planning effort for Greenville with afocus on the west side. To make connections between:• affordable housing;• transportation options;• economic developmentopportunities; and• open space
    3. 3. AREAS OF FOCUSCitywide planningWest side planningEducation and outreachCommunity involvement
    4. 4. CITY MAPProposed BRT RouteWest SidePotential Park AreaDowntownICAR - Millennium
    5. 5. CITYWIDE PLANNING Housing Strategy
    6. 6. CITYWIDE PLANNINGTransit StudyBus Rapid Transit (BRT)Transit Oriented EconomicDevelopment (TOeD)
    7. 7. CITYWIDE PLANNINGEvaluation of thedevelopment review processUpdate of design guidelinesCreation of Transit OrientedDevelopment standards
    8. 8. WEST SIDE PLANNING
    9. 9. SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER Multi-purpose community facility near downtown Aquatics center, Fitness room, Gymnasium, and Conferencecenter Tennis complex and soccer field
    10. 10. AJ WHITTENBERGELEMENTARYOpened August 2010 Joint-facilities with Kroc Center School-wide engineering curriculum LEED certification Advanced technology hands-on learning Green roof School garden Solar panels
    11. 11. SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL
    12. 12. WESTSIDE PLANNING
    13. 13. PublicWorks2004
    14. 14. Public WorksMayberry St.Duke EnergySubstationHudson St.
    15. 15. WEST SIDE COMP PLAN
    16. 16. EDUCATION & OUTREACH Provide City residents and community leaders toolsand resources for creating a sustainable community. Keep public informed throughout the planning andimplementation processes.• Livability Educator• Outreach Program
    17. 17. Livability Educator publications- The Livability Educator -
    18. 18. The Livability Educator is online! Lesson materials from theLivability Curriculum, “Sustainability Spotlight” articles, andWalk in the Woods articles are available free for download.
    19. 19. THE URBAN NATURALIST PROGRAMGoals Develop connections betweenstudents and the naturalenvironment Foster a sense of responsibility forthe environment Emphasize safe and meaningfulinteractions with the natural worldIntegrating Sustainability and Educationhttp://connections.greenvillesc.gov
    20. 20. Jaclin leads the monthly adult outreach series:Sustainable Cinema and SustainableConversations.
    21. 21. Livability Educator, Jaclin DuRant
    22. 22. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTBuild momentum for projectHire an „Alignment Consultant‟ to get the word outForm Focus TeamsMembers representing residents andstakeholdersTransportation;Housing;Parks and Trails;Economic Development
    23. 23. BRANDING
    24. 24. WEBSITEInformationSharingInteractivePotential Surveys MappingExercises
    25. 25. NEWSLETTERMonthly e-NewsletterNews, UpdatesSustainability Spotlight columnHandout to NeighborhoodsReference to website
    26. 26. ALIGNMENT CONSULTANT
    27. 27. PUBLIC INPUT
    28. 28. PUBLIC INPUT
    29. 29. PUBLIC INPUT
    30. 30. FOCUS TEAMS“Coming together is a beginning;keeping together is progress;working together is success. “--Henry Ford• To establish „guiding principles‟ for the westside comprehensive plan• Establish values of the community to help withmessaging• Keep stakeholders informed on the projectand develop champions for the project
    31. 31. DETERMINING VALUES
    32. 32. OVERCOMINGOBSTACLES• Why are we doing all this planning?• Education and outreach• Messaging (based on community values)• Keeping the community engaged.• Build momentum• Develop champions• Make it fun!• Improving as we go.• Comment cards at every meeting• Weekly meetings to discuss Outreach andpartnerships/collaborations
    33. 33. THANK YOU!http://connections. greenvillesc.govWayne Leftwich, AICPCommunity PlannerCity of Greenville, SCOffice: (864) 467-4574wleftwich@greenvillesc.gov

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