Ten Counties. One Upstate. Stronger Together

Sustainable Growth

Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations by means that enhance livability in the Upstate

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With significant growth projected for our future, creating a culture that values living and growing in a sustainable manner is essential.

We will implement reasonable approaches to land use planning and development that support orderly and sustainable growth that is innovative, attractive and fits the landscape of the community. We will maintain roads and promote other transportation enhancements such as bike paths, walkability and public transit that make it easier for all residents to travel across the region for work or play.

Results:

  • Partnered with the Clemson University graduate program to develop the Regional Vision Tool Kit
  • Created the Upstate Professional Planners Group, which discusses opportunities for regional collaboration and to support economic development and sustainable growth
  • Helped facilitate development of a regional Memorandum of Understanding between Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study, Spartanburg Area Transportation Study and Appalachian Council of Governments that allows these transportation organizations to partner on initiatives, grants and projects

Sustainable Growth Initiatives

Sustainable Growth Task Force
The Sustainable Growth Task Force works to ensure that the Upstate is growing in a responsible and sensible way. Task Force members discuss and work on projects that focus on topics such as: conservation, land use, and development patterns.



Who's a member of the Sustainable Growth Task Force?

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Find recent meeting notes below:

June 25, 2015 - Dr. Terando, NC State University Presentation

June 25, 2015 - Hilary Morris, South Atlantic LCC Presentation

January 29, 2015 Meeting Notes


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Upstate Professional Planners Group
The Upstate Professional Planners Group is made up of city and county planners and employees, conservationists, and interested community and business leaders. The group meets three to four times each year to look at land use, development, and conservation in the Upstate while looking for ways planners can collaborate to ensure the Upstate grows cohesively and in a sustainable manner.

Who's a member of the Upstate Professional Planners Group?

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Find recent meeting notes below:

August 3, 2017 Meeting Presentation, Lisa Hallo

November 30, 2016 Meeting Notes

August 24, 2016 Meeting Notes

May 4, 2016 Meeting Notes

May 4, 2016 Meeting Presentations

December 3, 2015 Presentation, Dr. Adam Terando

December 3, 2015 Presentation, Hilary Morris

December 3, 2015 Presentation, Success Stories & Next Steps

June 4, 2015 Meeting Notes

June 4, 2015 Meeting Presentation

February 25, 2015 Table Discussion Responses

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Regional Food System Group
The Regional Food System meets with the goal of creating a cohesive and thriving food system in the Upstate. This includes access to local healthy foods, ample resources for farmers, and support for local food merchants and farmers markets. The Regional Food System is currently working on addressing short term goals through work in its three subgroups: production, processing, and market. The full group meets 3-4 times per year, while the workgroups meet every one to two months.

Who's a member of the Regional Food System Workgroups?

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Click Here for a List of Processing Workgroup Members

Click Here for a List of Market Workgroup Members

Find recent meeting notes below:

October 6, 2016 Meeting Notes

October 14, 2015 Meeting Notes

August 24, 2015 Processing Subgroup Meeting Notes

July 8, 2015 Market Subgroup Meeting Notes

June 11, 2015 Production Subgroup Meeting Notes

April 17, 2015 Processing Subgroup Meeting Notes

April 16, 2015 Production Subgroup Meeting Notes

April 10, 2015 Market Subgroup Meeting Notes

February 17, 2015 Market Subgroup Meeting Notes

November 19, 2014 Meeting Presentation

November 19, 2014 Discussion Responses

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Comprehensive Plan Review

Comprehensive plans are land development policy statements for five to 20 year periods drafted by local governments. Most jurisdictions in the Upstate have a comprehensive plan, which is required in South Carolina if a locality wishes to enact land regulation such as zoning.

In partnership with the Clemson University Masters in City & Regional Planning program, TATT and the Upstate Professional Planners Group spent the 2014 Fall semester doing a regional analysis of local comprehensive plans to identify future growth hot spots, growth policies, key issues perceived to effect growth and change and the degree of current or potential coordination at the borders of various localities across the region.

A draft of the analysis was presented to the TATT Sustainable Growth Task Force on January 29th. A more complete presentation was made at the Upstate Professional Planners Meeting on February 25th. During this meeting, participants discussed some of the key findings from the analysis while also identifying opportunities for how to work collaboratively to address some of the future growth areas identified in the analysis.

Click the link below to download comprehensive plans for the upstate as well as table discussion results, and the Clemson Students' presentation.



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Innovative Transportation and Smart Technology Opportunities for Greenville and the Upstate
On November 30th, 2015, a group gathered at Greenville County Square to discuss alternative forms of transportation and new technology opportunities for Greenville and the Upstate.
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Meeting Notes

Session 1:Part 1

Session 1:Part 2

Session 1:Part 3

Session 2
Imagine SC Upstate in 2030: Economy, Transportation, & Livability | SC Upstate Economic Health in 2030
On May 2nd, 2016, elected officials, corporate representatives, county and city employees, and interested citizens met to discuss how technology will impact the future of transportation and livability in the Upstate.
Click the links below for meeting presentations:


John Warner_Green Villages Corridor

Chris Fish_McAllister and Quinn

Fred Cartwright_CUICAR

Keith Brockington, GPATS & Corporate Speaker Presentations

To get involved in the Sustainable Growth task force, please contact Tiffany Tate, Assistant Director.

Committee Chair:

Phil Lindler, Greenwood County

Michael Forman, Anderson County

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