County leaders draft future plans for the Augusta Road Corridor

The draft highlights ways to make the area an Urban Development District.

Design of roadway improvements.

Right now, these are conceptual designs. | Rendering provided by Greenville County

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The Augusta Road corridor — located between Mauldin Road and Augusta Road’s intersection with Pleasantburg Drive — is looking at a future transformation.

Obtained by The Post and Courier Greenville, a draft of the Augusta Road Corridor Strategic Plan highlights a hope to make the area “the signature gateway into the City of Greenville” filled with “community pride for its neighbors.”

Map of the Augusta Road area with recommended improvements.

The master plan features more housing and green space. | Map via Greenville County

Why here?

The draft identifies the corridor as an area of “great potential,” lauding its access to major thoroughfares and I-85, plus its proximity to Downtown Greenville and the SC Technology and Aviation Center.

The draft also cites a shortage of restaurants and retail offerings and low-quality housing options (think: old hotels and motels).

What are the goals?

The draft identified five goals and strategies for future growth:

  • Connectivity | Increasing access for cars, pedestrians, and cyclists
  • Form-based standards | Creating a design standard for developments
  • Mixed-income housing | Adopting incentives for different types of housing
  • Streetscapes | Improving landscaping and signage, plus improving infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists
  • I-85 beautification | Improving landscaping and signage to create an identify for the area

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail Extension | The proximity to Brushy Creek could connect small parks and Conestee Nature Preserve with a new leg of the trail.

Green space | The lot in front of the Ramsey Family Library (100 Lydia St.) could become a park and trailhead.

Mobility Hub | A central space could offer accessible amenities like a bus station, park-and-ride services, electric vehicle charging stations, public restrooms, and even retail (think: a coffee shop for your morning cup during your commute).

Supportive Housing Campus | Another campus could focus on accessible job, medical, childcare, and housing services.

The plan will need to go through several hearings before it’s adopted. Read the full draft.

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