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Combined with ongoing annexations and rezonings, keeping up with the activity funneling through the Building and Development Standards Department could have been overwhelming.
Instead, Bolick drew on her skills to create the Greer Development Dashboard to identify and track properties in line for annexation and rezoning, as well as commercial properties and subdivisions that have received preliminary approval from City of Greer boards and commissions.
“This is a way to keep track of things that we’re currently working on,” Bolick said. “Because I was new to the city, and because of the breakneck pace the BDS department must work at, I found it difficult to keep up. I needed some way to track all of the projects underway. If I felt this way, I knew there must be others who would also want to know what Greer was working on”
The interactive map now available on the GIS section of the city's website features a color-coded, easy to use format to identify projects under review.
Users are able to see at a glance the number of projects by type and view a list of each project with the click of a mouse. Clicking on a particular project will identify its location on a map of the city. Then, clicking on the project in the map will bring up information specific to the project along with relevant documents like site plans.
“This dashboard creates a dynamic way for citizens, the development community, and anyone interested to view upcoming projects being evaluated by our boards and commissions. The value of having this online is incredible. It puts the action in your fingertips at the click of a mouse,” said Kelli McCormick, the city’s Planning Manager.
Bolick said the dashboard has several applications. For instance, Pelham Medical Center contacted her office about planned projects so it could plan to provide better services for the community.
“I also received a call from a man who wanted to know how many people live in a particular area because he wanted to leverage that information to try to attract a grocery store into the City of Greer. He knew if he could prove that new subdivisions were planned in that area there would be a demand for a new grocery store.
“This is a tool that citizens, business people and employees can all use to see what the city is working on and what could potentially come to fruition on a rerally cool interactive map.”
View the Greer Development Dashboard