Wade Hampton Boulevard Strategic Plan
Area of Study:
The study area includes Wade Hampton Boulevard from Church Street to Pleasantburg Drive (City limits).
- A follow up meeting will take place in July or August to share design concepts, recommendations and an implementation strategy. The time and date for this will be shared on this site in the coming weeks.
Community Input Process:
Public Meeting and Open Studios
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the City of Greenville and Arnett Muldrow & Associates, the Greenville-based consulting firm hired to provide planning services for the Wade Hampton Boulevard Strategic Plan, kicked off a four-day public input process designed to gather community feedback on the future of Wade Hampton Boulevard. Throughout the week, City staff and members of the consultant team, which also includes Tom McGilloway with Mahan Rykiel Associates, Randy Wilson with Community Design Solutions and Eric Dillon with Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, met with stakeholders such as neighborhood residents, merchants and property owners, as well as representatives from area institutions. A steering committee of business and property owners was established and is working with the consultant team during the process.
The City launched the first of three opportunities for the general public to participate in the process on Tuesday afternoon with a three-hour open studio at City Hall, where citizens could meet and interact with the consultant team in a small group setting. On Tuesday evening, the City hosted a public meeting at Bob Jones University. While the public meeting included a brief presentation by the consultant team on some of its initial analysis and market data, the majority of the meeting was devoted to a facilitated public input session. On Wednesday morning, the City hosted another open studio at City Hall for the general public to meet and interact with the consultant team.
Starting June 28 and running through July 12, 2018, we welcomed the community to participate in an online survey regarding the Wade Hampton Boulevard study area. The purpose of this survey was to collect feedback on potential short-term (1-5 years) and long-term (5-10 years) recommendations for Wade Hampton Boulevard within the study area. The results of the survey will help identify priorities for each timeframe.
Those who were unable to participate can still provide feedback by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (864) 467-4401.
In addition to the final strategic plan, the consultant team will provide several key deliverables throughout the process, including a market assessment, renderings and conceptual plans of key projects, an overall illustrative plan, policy recommendations and an action-based implementation strategy.