Public input session 5-8 pm today on Piedmont Riverfront Park

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Anderson County will hold a public information and comment session concerning the development of Piedmont Riverfront Park on Monday, Feb. 28. The “drop-in”-style session will be held from 5 to 7 PM at the Piedmont Community Center, 1 Main Street in Piedmont.

A conceptual site plan, draft environmental assessment, and information regarding an
National Park Service Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant application for the project will be available for public review and comment.

Anderson County is applying for grant funding from the LWCF to help pay for development of the Riverfront Park, which will include a public access facility on the Saluda River.

The new facility will become an integral part of the Saluda River Blue Trail,
which currently extends along a 17.5-mile recreational corridor in Anderson
County and includes existing locations at Dolly Cooper Park in Powdersville, Dr.
James A. Timmerman Access in Pelzer, and the Sen. M.W. Gambrell Access near
Belton.

The project site is located at 550 River Road in Piedmont.
The project will provide new public access, including an ADA accessible kayak launch, boat landing, and shoreline trail, on an undeveloped 30-acre site owned by Anderson County.
According to Anderson County’s Governmental Affairs Director Steven Newton, all project elements are designed to be wholly accessible by persons with disabilities or impaired mobility in keeping with Anderson County’s mission to make all county facilities accessible to all persons.
A draft environmental assessment for the project and is also available for public inspection at www.andersoncountysc.org.
The review and public comment period will begin on February 16th and run through March 17th, 2022.
For more information or to make comments on the environmental assessment, contact Steve Newton, Anderson County Administrator’s Office, at (864) 260-1010 or snewton@andersoncountysc.org