2019 Is Our Year!
2019 will be an exciting year for the Greenway. We look forward to celebrating the groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway with all of you. A specific groundbreaking date will be released soon!
As we await for the final permit from FEMA to be issued, we are diligently working on projects that do not require immediate government approvals. These projects include: (1) drafting drawings for our nature pavilion as part of the environmental education area and (2) partnering with professional naturalist Josh Arrants of Arrants Outdoors to create an inventory of the flora and fauna surrounding the Greenway's property.
We have also used this 'waiting period' as a point of reflection and gratitude. Over the past few years, we have joined with a wide range of residents and community partners to share how greenways have boosted the health & economic vitality of small towns across the region.
We have learned from the Carolina Thread Trail and Alta Planning + Design to ensure that the construction and development of Lancaster's greenway aligns with best practices. Under the leadership of Perception Builders and Keck & Wood, we've sought and received permitting approvals (including floodplain engineering, traffic intersection analysis, and under-crossing bridges).
We have partnered with our local Eat Smart Move More coalition to successfully advocate for more crosswalks, bike lanes, sharrows, and bike racks throughout downtown Lancaster. We also connected with the citizen-led Be In Favor committee to educate voters on the details of projects to be supported in the Lancaster County recreation bond referendum.
Through it all, your generous support has led us to $4.7 million in financial commitments, which will enable the official groundbreaking event for Phase 1 to move forward soon! We are grateful to you for your steadfast commitment in co-creating a landmark destination for the City of Lancaster.
Lindsay Pettus Greenway
THIS IS HUGE! The Lindsay Pettus Greenway has received $150,000 from Comporium to incorporate STEM-related education features at the proposed environmental center planned as part of the trail’s construction efforts. The environmental education features of the Greenway will empower our youngest residents, families, and any future Greenway users to learn more about science and technology, while also learning how to be good stewards of the environment. We thank Comporium for its financial support and are eager to begin developing this initiative!
The Lindsay Pettus Greenway is a planned hard-surface trail for the City of Lancaster, South Carolina. It will connect people to places of interest, including schools, the hospital and medical facilities, the downtown district, and other businesses. It will run alongside Gills Creek and accommodate walkers, runners, and cyclists.
Join in the public support for a greenway in Lancaster! We're a 100% volunteer-led non-profit organization. Every dollar goes towards the construction of the Greenway. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed. Donate online or mail checks to: Lindsay Pettus Greenway, PO Box 1776, Lancaster SC, 29721.