Charleston County Comprehensive Greenbelt Plan, Charleston County, South Carolina
Award > 2006 Outstanding Planning Award, Large Jurisdiction, South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
Project Description > Greenways Incorporated prepared a Comprehensive Greenbelt Plan for Charleston County, South Carolina. As one element of our work, we conducted a detailed inventory and needs assessment for the County, which included identifying current greenspace and forecasting future needs. We crafted a Level of Service (LOS) recommendation that defines how the County can meet its greenspace needs for the next 25 years, and then applied this LOS to a strategy that will be implemented over time. We worked with a citizen’s Greenbelt Advisory Board to produce the Plan. The Greenbelt Plan recommends conserving more than 200,000 acres of greenspace through six component landscapes. To implement the Plan, the County will increase its borrowing capacity and issues bonds to fund project implementation. For more information about this project visit the web site a www.smallchangeforbigchange.org. All work was completed on time and within budget. The County has decided to keep Greenways Inc. on retainer through March 2007 for additional consultation.