Wade Hampton Boulevard Strategic Plan

Area of Study:

The study area includes Wade Hampton Boulevard from Church Street to Pleasantburg Drive (City limits).

Draft Plan:

The DRAFT plan is now available for review.

Those who would like to provide feedback can do so by emailing 3382@PublicInput.com or by calling (864) 467-4401.  

Next Steps:

  • The City’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 17, 2019  at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the 10th floor of City Hall (206 S Main St). The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council regarding adoption of the plan. City Council will then hold the first of two readings on an ordinance to adopt the plan at the formal City Council meeting on January 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the 10th floor of City Hall.
  • If you would you like to receive email notification of all upcoming City Council meetings, visit the City’s E-Newsletter Registration page to enter your email address and choose to receive City Council meeting notices (under Calendar) or agendas (under Agenda Center).

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.

Online Survey

An online survey was conducted June 28 - July 12, 2018, to collect feedback from the community 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 helped to identify priorities for each timeframe.