Land Planning & Policy

We'll be wearing GREEN on November 18 - will you? - November 11th, 2019

Join UF staff and wear green to support Greenville County's Comp Plan draft at the public hearing on November 18 at 6 pm at Greenville County Square. This plan is a smart alternative to unfettered sprawl, and the County has done a good job balancing many different perspectives in forming this draft plan. We hope you will join us! read more

By Lisa Hallo & Sherry Barrett, Land Policy Team

5 things Greenville County can do to accommodate growth and limit sprawl - October 16th, 2019

There are practical measures we can take right now to mitigate sprawl while welcoming growth and economic development in Greenville County. read more

By Lisa Hallo & Sherry Barrett, Land Policy Team

The Upstate Update: August 2019 - August 19th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some of our favorite ways to enjoy these dog days of summer with your furry companion, information about upcoming volunteer events and member field trips, an opportunity to join the UF team, and more. read more

Join us for the Citizens Planning Academy this October - August 14th, 2019

Coming this fall, Upstate Forever’s Citizens Planning Academy is an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts. read more

Action Alert: Join us to oppose the plan for an 862-home subdivision in South Greenville - July 21st, 2019

Join Upstate Forever at the Greenville County Planning Commission meeting this Wednesday, July 24 at 4:30 pm at County Square as we oppose the 862-home Garden Oaks subdivision proposed in South Greenville off Bessie Road near U.S. 25. read more

The Upstate Update: July 2019 - July 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we thank Mast General Store and shoppers for their generous support on Land Trust Day, plus share our Clean Water team's experience at the 2019 River Rally in Cleveland, Ohio, Upstate Forever's latest news, and details on upcoming events. read more

The Upstate Update: June 2019 - June 25th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about a nearly 1,000-acre expansion to Jones Gap State Park, plus find fun summer activities across the Upstate and mark your calendars for several upcoming events. read more

The Upstate Update: May 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the results of the Duke Energy basic facilities charge case, report on the ending of the 2019 state Legislative Session, and share how you can get your own exclusive "Be the Upstate" tee. read more

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