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Podcast: First Highland Neighborhood Transformation Plan public meeting, August 13, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7

Public invited to share vision and help shape future of Highland community


The City of Spartanburg and its partners are inviting the public to  join us at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (502 S Daniel Morgan Ave.) on August 13, from 6-8 p.m. for the first public meeting to help create a new transformation plan for the Highland Neighborhood. The Highland Neighborhood Transformation Plan will create a vision for the growth of the community, and this is the first of multiple public input sessions planned throughout the process.


The transformation plan process seeks to evaluate Highland as a whole, both its assets and its challenges, ultimately creating a blueprint for everything from housing, public spaces, and transportation, to education at all levels and job training programs. Today on the podcast, we're talking with Highland Neighborhood Association President Leroy Jeter, Community Outreach Advocate Wilma Moore, and Bethlehem Center Director Patrena Mims about their impressions of the process so far and their hopes going forward.

For more on the Highland transformation planning process, listen to our podcast with City Neighborhood Services Director Martin Livingston and City Planner Natalia Rosario, and to learn more about Highland and its residents'  perspectives as the planning process began, listen to our two-part conversation with community leaders and stakeholders. Part one can be found here. Part two can be found here.


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