Rock Hill Econ Dev
Apr 12, 2018

Action Team Update



The Placemaking Team met on 2/27 for the Knowledge Park Action Plan kick off and was very well attended -32 people sat in. The group was chaired by Melanie Jones from the RHEDC Quality of Life Committee.  We met again on 3/21 and are currently at about 25 participants-still a large group.

At the initial meeting the team discussed the many available wants and opportunities and possible obstacles to achieving those opportunities. There was observed overlap with the Development, Marketing, and Tourism teams. The team is in the process of setting up a calendar that will have them meeting every two weeks leading up to the 6/21 date.

Trips taken or in process: Savannah, Asheville, Durham, and Spartanburg.

Main discussion topics included: Artist studios, a performing arts center, playgrounds, dog parks, streetscape plans, creating a park like atmosphere at Laurelwood, public restrooms, seating/gathering places that are pedestrian friendly, outdoor exercise connections, indoor year round farmers market, coffee shops, nightlife….. A survey will be issued to various community groups next week to gather feedback. This will help the team zero in on the 5 actions items.  The need to post often to was emphasized.

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    Jun 19

    On March 14th, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) hosted a 2 day workshop in the Gettys Courtroom, where RHEDC, community members, Placemaking team members, and city staff came together to identify placemaking opportunities in Knowledge Park. We participated in several group exercises, did a walking tour of downtown, and created concept placemaking maps for 5 specific locations. PPS then created a Placemaking Master Plan in the following weeks, designed to activate underutilized spaces in Knowledge Park that will attract knowledge workers, businesses, residents, and visitors. More information about PPS:
  • mjones
    Jun 14, 2018

    I ran across this over the weekend - while this particular initiative is to increase diversity in the food industry, I thought the concept was pretty cool and perhaps even doable in Rock Hill.
  • cathy.murphy
    Jun 6, 2018