Upstate Professional Planners

Encouraging growth in appropriate locations that enhance livability in the Upstate

Who: Professional city and county planners, as well as others interested in land use and planning policy across the region

What: Convene periodically to network, share practices, and learn about relevant industry topics/challenges

2020 Workshops

October 28, 2020 Workshop: The Unity Park Plan presented by Darren Meyer of MKSK, the designer of Unity Park and Joelle Teachey of TreesUpstate

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May 27, 2020 Workshop: Virtual Public Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 Workshop Presentations:
April 24, 2019 Workshop – Downtowns at the Top
July 30, 2019 Workshop- Planning for the Environment

Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis

Ten at the Top is preparing to review the Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis originally completed in 2015. As many counties have revised, updated, or rewritten their comprehensive plans over the last five years, this project will update the work from the previous comprehensive plan review, identify new commonalities between the plans, and connect these ideas with current programs being developed within Upstate South Carolina. There also will be an increased look at the connection between land use and transportation.

The Shaping Our Future Growth Analysis was conducted by a consortium that included Ten at the Top, Upstate Forever, and the Riley Institute at Furman University. The analysis looked at land use and revenue projections for the current dispersed growth pattern in the region as well as potential alternatives.