The scope of the project is to establish a Green Infrastructure (GI) Plan that would allow the Town to identify its most valuable natural assets and help facilitate future development in a manner that will reduce its impact on those identified areas.
The Town’s Comprehensive Plan sets several goals that address the need to recognize, preserve, and protect the Town’s natural and cultural resources and ecosystem services. These goals will be used as a platform to guide the development of the Green Infrastructure Plan.
The American Community survey estimates Summerville’s current population at 46,074 residents, a 7.1% increase from the 2010 population of 43,002 residents recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. These factors have heightened the Town’s awareness for the need to increase its protective measures for ensuring the sustainment of its natural resources.