This is one thing that led me to stay in Rock Hill after graduating from Winthrop. Although this is a 5 year plan, I can already see Rock Hill changing which makes me feel indifferent. Do not get me wrong or misunderstand me, I love the idea. I have engaged in conversations with various community members and students on a social media platform that feel that those who already live here feel neglected/overlooked because the focus are on those coming and not those already here. I will read the plan and rely the information to those individuals as well as refer them to this site. Please let me know if there is an initiative on the plan that I overlooked that will soothe the concerns and frustrations of some of Rock Hill's current residents. I would love to bridge the gaps.
• Complete design of the pedestrian bridge • Open the Sports and Events Center, host thousands of visitors each week • Continue development of University Center: hotel, apartments, student housing, more • Launch new projects: The Exchange, The Link, Engage@Knowledge Park, The Thread, Oakland Auto • Initiate Impact York County community needs assessment • “The Clinton Connection”: support growth on the south side, including efforts to attract a grocery store • Adoption of an affordable housing policy by City Council; enter into agreements for at least 30 new affordable units • Launch KnowledgeParkWorks.com as a resource for training and careers • BELL: training and mentoring of 25 individuals • X-Prize: support the growth of African-American-owned businesses • Expand Venture Mentoring System to serve more entrepreneurs • Select an artist and complete designs and funding for the Bleachery Heritage Project • Implement a public mural program