Richland County is carrying out a bold, sweeping initiative to improve the livability of local communities, enhance the delivery of government services and position the Capital County to attract more business investment and tourists.
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Richland Renaissance Community
Update Meeting Next Week
Residents are invited to attend a Richland Renaissance Community Update Meeting from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Council Chambers, located in the Administration Building at 2020 Hampton St., Columbia. County staff will provide an update about the project, answer questions and record feedback.
Monthly meetings about Richland Renaissance are scheduled for the rest of 2018. Visit richlandcountysc.gov/richlandnext for meeting details and the latest Richland Renaissance information.
Residents Share Ideas, Input at
Richland Renaissance Community Meeting
Richland County officials held a second public meeting to capture residents' ideas and suggestions about Richland Renaissance, the County's major capital and community improvement project to enhance livability, better provide services and spur economic development. Attendees heard updates about the plan from Councilmembers before participating in an interactive planning session with County staff that focused on some of the major components of Richland Renaissance.
The meeting was held at the former Havertys store on Colonial Life Boulevard, a property recently purchased by the County and planned to become a Start Center that will house entrepreneurial and economic development resources as well as a multi-modal transportation hub. Additional Richland Renaissance meetings are being planned. Visit richlandcountysc.gov/richlandnext to learn more about the initiative.
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Residents Provide Input, Ask Questions
at Richland Renaissance Community Meeting
Nearly 150 residents and business owners attended a community meeting to learn more about Richland Renaissance, a strategic and innovative plan to improve government services and community livability. The meeting was held at Columbia Place Mall in the former Dillard's store, an anchor tenant at the shopping center that closed in 2008. In addition to Dillard's, the former Burlington and Sears stores also will be used for Richland County Government offices and several state agencies.
Relocating government offices to the mall is one of the core components of Richland Renaissance. The multifaceted plan will enhance the livability of communities, spur economic development and better provide services to a growing population.
During Tuesday's meeting, residents interacted with Councilmembers and County Administrator Gerald Seals, viewed informational displays and met with County staff. More community meetings are being planned.
Columbia Chamber's "Chamber Conversations"
Richland County Administrator Gerald Seals participated in Columbia Chamber's "Chamber Conversations" event. He talked about the recently unveiled Richland Renaissance, a Countywide plan to betterprovide services to all areas of the County, enhance the livability of neighborhoods and communities, spur economic development and implement a major revitalization effort.
Listen to Richland County Administrator Gerald Seals as he discussed some of the key initiatives of Richland Renainssance with radio host Mike Switzer, South Carolina Business Review.
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Richland County Councilman Norman Jackson
Councilman Norman Jackson held a District 11 Richland Renaissance Town Hall this week. He provided information about Richland Renaissance, specifically what it means for District 11, and answered residents' questions.
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