The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

City of Spartanburg comprehensive plan updates - September 18th, 2020

Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett shares the latest news of the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates and how you can participate in shaping the future of one of our region's fastest-growing cities. read more

By Sherry Barrett

We support the County's proposed amendments to the LDR - September 2nd, 2020

The ordinance represents a proactive, fiscally responsible strategy to manage future growth in Greenville County. It also represents an opportunity to take an important step towards implementing the widely supported comprehensive plan vision. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Our GVL2040 advocacy priorities - August 24th, 2020

The City of Greenville's comprehensive planning process — known as GVL2040 — is moving forward this fall. With a draft plan anticipated to be released to the public soon, UF's Land Planning and Policy team has developed advocacy priorities for the city's new comp plan. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

Stormwater and flooding tools for Upstate residents - August 21st, 2020

Wondering what you can do on your property to prevent flooding and sediment runoff into nearby waterways? Our Clean Water Advocate has compiled a list of helpful tools for Upstate residents. read more

By Megan Chase

Apply now for this fall's Virtual Citizens Planning Academy - August 7th, 2020

Our Citizens Planning Academy is moving online this fall to help City of Greenville community leaders learn more about planning and land use policy efforts, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

The Great American Outdoors Act is a huge win for conservation - August 6th, 2020

Called "the biggest land conservation legislation in a generation," this landmark bill could have a huge impact on South Carolina's public lands. read more

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