The City of Travelers Rest owns, operates and plans for infrastructure like streets, sidewalks, bike trails, parking, parks, and more to meet the needs of the community, today and in the future. The city accomplishes these tasks by overseeing projects from plan development through construction and implementation. You can find information about the City of Travelers Rest’s current plans and projects from the links below.
The Planning Commission of Travelers Rest is tasked with reviewing the Comprehensive Plan at least every five years. As such, the City of Travelers Rest will kick off the Comprehensive Plan Review this summer, and will review each element of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan individually during their regularly scheduled meetings, held on June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, 2023, and October 26. Public input is encouraged at these meetings. A community survey is available at the link below for the public to provide additional input during the summer and fall.
The 2018 Comprehensive Plan for Travelers Rest is the long-range, visionary document outlining the future vision for Travelers Rest. It includes an evaluation of trends and existing conditions, defines community strengths and challenges, and provides recommendations to address those challenges.
The City of Travelers Rest adopted the Downtown District on December 15, 2022. The Downtown District is overlaid on top of any existing zoning districts, with all boundaries described on a zoning map. Overlay Districts are a planning technique that allows local authorities to impose or relax a set of requirements imposed by the underlying zoning district when there is a special public interest in a particular geographic area that does not coincide with the underlying zone boundaries. In Travelers Rest's case, the zoning ordinance did not provide for the flexibility or creativity needed to address a growing downtown. The proposed text amendments directly address two of the City of Travelers Rest 2018 Comprehensive Plan’s core challenges: “#2 – Improving Land Use Form & Character” and “#4 - Managing Growth” (p. 6). These two core challenges are reiterated in the Recommendations section of the Land Use Chapter (p. 11).
The Downtown Master Plan is a long-range, visionary document that includes a foundation for plan concepts, an assessment of downtown Travelers Rest’s key assets, challenges and opportunities based on input from the design team and data from an online survey and community/ stakeholder input.
A study to develop a unified vision for the Poinsett Highway and Center Street Corridors with goals to create a sense of arrival in Downtown Travelers Rest, accommodate growth through public infrastructure investment, incorporate multimodal transportation infrastructure, explore residential, retail and restaurant Infill opportunities and prioritize user connectivity and safety.
This report provides 2017 data that updates the information from the 2012 Market Analysis & Economic Development plan. Sections of the original report remain intact.
The City of Travelers Rest has reaped many benefits from the opening of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, streetscape improvements on Main Street, and comprehensive branding and wayfinding signage. Community leaders have recognized the incredible impact that these efforts have had to date thus, the City commissioned a Bicycle Master Plan with the goal of making bicycling a safe, fun and normal daily transportation and recreation choice for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.