Representatives from Stantec’s Urban Places, the firm hired to develop a master plan for the area located along the planned 4.5-mile extension of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, will return to Greenville next week for a three-day design charrette. During the charrette, the public will have multiple opportunities to participate in the planning process.
On Tuesday, December 3, the project team’s design studio, located at TPM at 1003 Laurens Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the day to meet the consultants and participate in a hands-on visioning session. At 5 p.m., the project team will display the day’s work and hold an informal discussion with attendees.
On Wednesday, December 4, the public is again invited to stop by the design studio at TPM between 9 a.m. and noon to meet and talk with the project team and share their ideas for the master plan study area. At 5 p.m., the project team will discuss their findings so far at an informal presentation at the Greenville Downtown Airport’s Runway Café Hangar (21 Airport Road Ext).
On Thursday, December 5, the project team will wrap up the charrette with their last open studio session at TPM from 9 to 11 a.m. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the open studio to provide additional input on the project.
The objectives of the SRT Extension Master Plan are to develop policy and land use recommendations, conceptual plans for key redevelopment opportunities along the trail and creative strategies to encourage redevelopment of private property and connectivity with the multi-use trail extension. The design and construction of the trail extension itself is a separate project managed by Greenville County. The study area for the master plan includes private property and public right-of-way located within approximately ¼ mile on either side of the trail’s proposed route along Laurens Road from Cleveland Park to CU-ICAR.
The public can follow the progress of the plan and view the consultants’ presentation from the November 4 kick-off meeting on the project webpage. An online survey is also available until Sunday, December 8 at https://publicinput.com/5826.