Upstate Forever Visits Verdmont
A group of 20+ interested citizens toured The Randolph Group's Verdmont community
in Simpsonville to learn more about smart growth efforts in the Upstate. The
group, sponsored by Upstate Forever, included elected officials, engineers, and
homeowners. Jeff Randolph provided the group insight as to successes, disappointments,
and frustrations regarding the implementation of low-impact development techniques
at Verdmont, a 202 lot community.
The Randolph Group has been recognized as a leader in the promotion and implementation
of sensible development techniques. These techniques include the use of impervious
surfaces for parking, narrower streets to minimize storm run-off, the availability
of significant open space and the clustering of housing.