The Office of Economic Development manages special projects in support of long-range planning efforts and business recruitment. Generally, these projects relate to ensuring that economic growth does not overwhelm infrastructure and public services, damage the environment, or erode the quality of life.
CURRENT CITY PROJECTS
The City is working closely with the owner/developer of BridgeWay Station along I-385 to help advance an 80-acre urban village being planned for that location. It is anticipated that this project will contain more than 1 million square feet of new apartments, offices, shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment.
The City is making efforts to engage a development team to construct a high-quality, medium-to-high density mixed use, urban village in the center of the City along N. Main Street and E. Butler Road. In 2012, the City of Mauldin approved a master plan that presents a strategic approach to developing a “downtown district.” The master plan calls for a myriad of shops, restaurants, and housing.
Staff will be undertaking efforts to establish a sidewalk master plan for the Mauldin community. A well-planned sidewalk system makes an affordable mode of transportation available to citizens connecting homes, schools, parks, and other points of commerce and interest. This sidewalk master plan will be a first step towards establishing safe and convenient walking routes throughout the City of Mauldin.
The City is presently exploring opportunities to expand the Swamp Rabbit Trail into the community of Mauldin. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 20-mile long multi-use greenway system that was opened in 2009 and continues to expand. The trail offers fun, non-motorized recreation and transportation opportunities.
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CITY WIDE STUDIES
City wide studies are conducted to help determine the impact of potential, large-scale city projects.
The City of Mauldin regularly engages in establishing, reviewing, and updating a Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year plan that forecasts population growth and assesses how to plan for and accommodate this expected growth. The comprehensive plan gets reviewed every five years.
Mauldin has grown up over the years without a defined downtown district. In 2012, the City of Mauldin approved a master plan that presents a strategic approach to redevelopment of a portion of the City’s traditional center as a distinguishable “downtown district.” The City continues to work on implementing this plan.
In response to an interest on the part of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to widen East Butler Road to a four-lane roadway with a median, Mauldin engaged a consultant to study the East Butler Road corridor and develop a plan that balances community interests and transportation needs. The East Butler Road Corridor Study was adopted as a result of these efforts.
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