In recent years the City of Rock Hill has placed increasing importance on revitalization of the Cherry Road Corridor. This priority is reiterated in various policy documents intended to set the vision and direction for the City over the short and long-term horizon, including the Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan, FY2013 2015 Strategic Plan, and College Town Action Plan.
A draft revitalization strategy for the corridor was presented to Council at a workshop on October 9, 2014. Planning staff hosted a public meeting on November 11, 2014 and revised the plan based on the input received. Staff then presented the revised plan to Planning Commission for recommendation of adoption and City Council for adoption in December.
The final plan is available at the link below:
Cherry Road Revitalization Strategy
For questions or comments on the plan, please call the Planning & Development Department at 803-326-3890.
Landscape Incentive Program
One of the many recommendations that came out of the Cherry Road Revitalization Strategy was a recommendation to develop a landscape incentive program. Through this program the City will provide financial assistance to eligible businesses to help reduce paved surface and beautify the portions of the property visible from the street. Although the landscape incentive program was originally conceived for properties along Cherry Road, City Council has expanded the program to all eligible commercial businesses throughout the City.
To apply for participation in the program, email email@example.com.
Small Area Plans
The overall revitalization strategy is a compilation of six small area plans that were developed for specific districts or nodes along the corridor between 2012 and 2014. Planning staff met with property and business owners within each plan area to gain an understanding of their concerns and priorities before preparing a draft plan.