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.
The team from Charleston and Beaufort all had great inputs…here are two visual highlights from the crews at Seamon Whiteside + Associates and Liollio Architecture.
Seamon Whiteside + Associates Vision for a Green/Blue Trails Crossroads:
Liollio’s Vision for Street/Facade Improvements (before/after):
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.