Had a great day trip to Lynchburg, SC today. I joined my fellow ULI (Urban Land Institute) Sustainability Team to present recommendations/ideas to the Lynchburg residents about how to revitalize the downtown district. It’s a great, small, rural SC town in need of some energy. We discussed a variety of approaches including gateway signage and landmarks, tapping into the traffic flows of I-95 and I-20, refocusing and expanding their town square, developing a green/blue (hiking/paddling) trail system, thinking regionally, hosting events, and getting the word out through storytelling.
I hope we’ll be back to Lynchburg soon to help the community move forward on some of these plans. Because I definitely want to hike and paddle those trails.