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#YeahTHATAgenda: New Greenville Comprehensive Plan, South State Shuttering Branches, Payless Closing, Breaking Bad Beer, The Ethics of Sex Robots

Feb 18, 2019 09:41AM ● By Chris Haire
The City of Greenville wants to update the city's Comprehensive Plan, and it has released an RFP in a pitch to interested firms. The selected firm will have to adhere to what the city calls "[a]n aggressive two-year timeline."

The city also notes that its "new Downtown Master Plan will be completed in early 2019" and the proposed Comprehensive Plan should use the downtown plan as a "benchmark for the sections of the comprehensive plan that pertain to downtown."

In part, the plan will look at:
  • Population trends, characteristics, diversity, health, and education
  • Households, housing options, affordability, neighborhoods
  • Cultural, recreational, and historical resources 
  • Jobs and labor, income and poverty, commerce, economic health and development 
  • Natural resource availability and health, hazards and preparedness 
  • Utility infrastructure and public community facilities, energy use
  • Transportation networks, transit, multi-modal options
  • Land use and regulation, “growth and change” mapping 
  • Priority investment of capital improvements and opportunities for public-private partnerships
The plan must be completed by no later than December 31, 2020.

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Got something to say to regulators about Duke Energy's proposed rate hikes? Here's your chance (Greenville News)

Report: Payless ShoeSource planning to close all US stores (Anderson Independent Mail)

A ban on bans: Are SC legislators killing local control as favor for Big Business? (The State)


Winthrop University will sell beer and wine at baseball and softball games (The State)

It was a busy year for industrial construction in Charleston region (Post and Courier)

Solar Employment Falls For Second Year Under Trump (Manufacturing.Net)

U.S. Food Market Outlook 2019: 4 Key Trends, according to Packaged Facts (Cision)

Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News (Wired)

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50 Most Influential
Lynn Harton
United Community Bank 
President & CEO

In 2018, Lynn Harton officially took the reins as president and chief executive officer of the $12.4 billion United Community Banks, Inc. 

Harton has led the bank toward repeat recognition by Forbes magazine as one of the top performing banks in the country, by J.D. Power as best in class for customer service in the Southeast, and by American Banker for being one of the top 100 banks to work for in the U.S. United has more than 2,300 employees in 150 locations across four states, including more than 400 employees in the Upstate. 

This year, the bank was honored to be recognized by the Community Foundation of Greenville with the Philanthropic Spirit Award. Harton maintains his strong ties to the Greenville community through service to many different Greenville organizations and currently serves as chair of the board of trustees of the Peace Center.