Planapalooza!

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UPDATE - EVENT POSTPONED

The "Planner on Duty" event planned for Saturday, December 12th at Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center has been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. The event will be rescheduled for another date in early 2021. For more information, contact the City of Spartanburg's Planning Department at (864) 580-5323.


Planapalooza wrapped up on Wednesday, October 28th, but it's not too late to share your ideas!

Planapalooza has been an opportunity for residents of Spartanburg to work directly with friends, family, neighbors, City staff and officials, and a team of talented planners to build a stronger, more equitable future for the City of Spartanburg. On the first evening of Planapalooza, the team held an interactive online Mapping Workshop. You can participate in the Workshop by clicking on the tab below or by downloading the Mapping Workshop To-Go packet here.

The first two days of Planapalooza featured six topical Focus Meetings, where residents shared their hopes and concerns related to transportation, economy, housing, parks and recreation, character, growth, development, conservation, culture, history, heritage, and most importantly, equity. You can add your ideas about these topics below, and can watch the Zoom recording of each meeting using the links at the right.

On the final evening of Planapalooza, the Team presented their findings so far, and began to discuss how community input has begun to shape the recommendations that will likely be in the updated Comprehensive Plan. You can view the video recording of this presentation using the links at right, and can see some of the illustrative plans that were created during Planapalooza below [COMING SOON].

Illustrative Plans

For a detailed explanation of these plans, please view the Work-In-Progress Presentation video using the link at right.

Fairgrounds site location: https://goo.gl/maps/NfGFEs9Gqnbbki7L7

Grain District site location: https://goo.gl/maps/WB1a2xKQBc7PLvXK7

Mixed Use Neighborhood site location: https://goo.gl/maps/x6ikSrTbT1R9Pstz6

TOD site location: https://goo.gl/maps/HywF7gE9dsqiDA6k8

Union Street site location: https://goo.gl/maps/NKpfjCMTAMwTJbLSA

WestGate Mall site location: https://goo.gl/maps/erNKREHPnsJQZPJP7

UPDATE - EVENT POSTPONED

The "Planner on Duty" event planned for Saturday, December 12th at Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center has been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. The event will be rescheduled for another date in early 2021. For more information, contact the City of Spartanburg's Planning Department at (864) 580-5323.


Planapalooza wrapped up on Wednesday, October 28th, but it's not too late to share your ideas!

Planapalooza has been an opportunity for residents of Spartanburg to work directly with friends, family, neighbors, City staff and officials, and a team of talented planners to build a stronger, more equitable future for the City of Spartanburg. On the first evening of Planapalooza, the team held an interactive online Mapping Workshop. You can participate in the Workshop by clicking on the tab below or by downloading the Mapping Workshop To-Go packet here.

The first two days of Planapalooza featured six topical Focus Meetings, where residents shared their hopes and concerns related to transportation, economy, housing, parks and recreation, character, growth, development, conservation, culture, history, heritage, and most importantly, equity. You can add your ideas about these topics below, and can watch the Zoom recording of each meeting using the links at the right.

On the final evening of Planapalooza, the Team presented their findings so far, and began to discuss how community input has begun to shape the recommendations that will likely be in the updated Comprehensive Plan. You can view the video recording of this presentation using the links at right, and can see some of the illustrative plans that were created during Planapalooza below [COMING SOON].

Illustrative Plans

For a detailed explanation of these plans, please view the Work-In-Progress Presentation video using the link at right.

Fairgrounds site location: https://goo.gl/maps/NfGFEs9Gqnbbki7L7

Grain District site location: https://goo.gl/maps/WB1a2xKQBc7PLvXK7

Mixed Use Neighborhood site location: https://goo.gl/maps/x6ikSrTbT1R9Pstz6

TOD site location: https://goo.gl/maps/HywF7gE9dsqiDA6k8

Union Street site location: https://goo.gl/maps/NKpfjCMTAMwTJbLSA

WestGate Mall site location: https://goo.gl/maps/erNKREHPnsJQZPJP7

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Mapping Workshop

11 months

Add your markers to the map to tell us what you love about Spartanburg and what opportunities you think there are for improvement!.   Just zoom in to find a location you are looking for using the + sign at the bottom right corner of the map. Click, hold, and drag the marker of your choice and place it on the map to identify the following:

Be sure to tell us WHY you placed markers in each location using the comment field on the left. Feel free to also upload a photo/image to help explain your comment.

Repeat as many times as you'd like! 

Note: If you have an idea about a neighborhood or a larger area, just put your marker near the area, and let us know in the comment.  If your idea isn't location-specific, you can still put it on the map, just note that it's "Not Location-Specific." 


Here are some things to think about as you place your markers: 

1. What are some places that would be appropriate for infill or redevelopment? (Red marker)

2. Are there any places that would be appropriate for additional housing?  What kinds of housing? (Blue or red marker)

3. Are there any places that should be protected from development or redevelopment? (Green or yellow marker)

4. What are your favorite places to gather with friends, family and other community members? (Green or yellow marker)

5. Where should additional parks, playgrounds, plazas, squares, trails and greenways be located? (Blue marker)

6. What are some of the best streets for walking and/or biking? (Green marker)

7. Which roads feel uncomfortable and could use improvements to make them feel more safe and comfortable for walking/biking? (Blue or red marker)

8. What parts of the community are experiencing inequity? How could they become more equitable? (Blue or red marker)


Bonus points!

Try placing a yellow marker somewhere else in the world - is there an example of something you've seen elsewhere that could work in Spartanburg?  A great park or playground?  Your favorite street?  A beautiful building?  See if you can find it on the map, and if you can, include a photo!


Prefer to print out your own map and mark it up?  You can download a Mapping Workshop To-Go Packet here

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