The city of Greenville will be holding a meeting next week to kick-off plans for extending the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
The so-called “Master Plan Kick-Off Meeting” is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. at the University Center Greenville Auditorium, located at 225 South Pleasantburg Drive.
The first step in the trail extension, according to the city, requires the creation of a master plan. Such a plan aims to:
- Develop policy and land use recommendations
- Develop conceptual plans for key redevelopment opportunities along the trail
- Come up with creative strategies to encourage private property owners to redevelopment their land
- Establish connectivity with the multi-use trail extension
The city has hired Stantec’s Urban Places to develop a master plan for the proposed trail extension, which winds 4.5 miles long and .25 miles wide through both private and public land, stretching along Laurens Road from Cleveland Park to Clemson University’s International Center of Automotive Research.
The Master Plan Kick-Off Meeting slated for Monday night strives to accomplish two main objections. Firstly, it will give attendees a chance to meet with the consultant team behind the trail extension, as well as a chance for the public to learn more about the planning process and the project’s goals. Secondly, it will provide attendees with a chance to offer their own input on the vision for the project and their perceived challenges and concerns.
The city has promised that this won’t be the public’s only chance to attend a meeting. It will be just one of many “community engagement opportunities” that will be held during the six-month planning process.
So far the dates for any future meetings have not yet been announced.