Monthly Archives: September 2017

Request for Proposals – Williamston Downtown Acceleration Program

The Town of Williamston is soliciting proposals from design and landscaping firms to help design and implement a Landscape Plan for the Town of Williamston. This project is the first phase in of a multi-phase approach to the redevelopment of the local streetscape in downtown Williamston.
Respondents should have broad experience in landscape architecture and design, historic preservation, transportation, irrigation, and installation of landscape and hardscape projects.
The Town of Williamston is currently participating in the Main Street Program with oversight from Main Street South Carolina.  A branding effort and Master Plan have been adopted.

EW announces Phase II Facade Improvement Grant

Envision Williamston is pleased to announce that it is launching a second “Façade Improvement Grant Program,” this fall. It is intended to stimulate improvements to the exterior of commercial buildings within the Town of Williamston. The funding of this program is provided through the Palmetto Business Association in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission and Envision Williamston. A five-person Façade Improvement Steering Committee (FISC) will once again oversee the project.
If missed out on Phase I, you won’t want to left out this time! Grant awards can range from $500 to $2,000. You must match 50% of the total cost or more. For example, on a $4,000 sign or awning project, you would be eligible for a grant of up to $2,000. Your share would be only $2,000. That is a savings of $2,000 to you!
Eligible applicants include owners of commercial properties and owners/managers of businesses located within the Town of Williamston. Business owners/managers who are leasing a building for which improvements are proposed must submit a letter from the owner giving consent and approval of proposed project plans.
Eligible expenditures shall include expenses related solely to exterior improvements. Allowable improvements include exterior building improvements (cosmetic and/or structural), painting, signage, windows, and awnings which are visible from the street.
Apply today!! Applications will be accepted from September 27th through November 10, 2017.
Application forms and guidance can be found on the Envision Williamston website under “Programs.” For more information contact Sonya Crandall at sonyacew@gmail.com

Jazz Series begins Sept. 16

Put Irma behind you, and come on out this Saturday and enjoy some easy, breezy music from Steve G and the Juniors!
Steven G and the JRs bring you a mix of social music (jazz), soul, R&B and funk. This trio is one of the hottest in the upstate SC area. Steven G (latest Itunes Single “BREAK TIME”) is known for playing at the Inn on the Square for Saxy Wednesdays. Antonio Edwards Jr brings you cutting edge piano and vocal skills and can sing whatever is requested. Carlton J is a multi-instrumentalist and world class percussionist and producer! This band can SWING like the bebop musicians and keep you rockin’ on the dance floor. They also provide a few beach tunes in the mix and are currently recording and working on original compositions. This is an awesome band!! All three musicians have studied at the collegiate level and are influenced by John Coltrane, Outkast, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Marcus Miller, Joshua Redman, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, and so many other greats in the music industry.
Meet up at the Amphitheater in Mineral Spring Park for some great blues and jazz! This concert is a new addition to the Town’s offerings and an event not to be missed!!
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Mineral Spring Park, Williamston, SC
What to Bring: Lawn Chair, Blanket, Friends!
This is a FREE Event! Raffle Drawing with Prizes too!!
Sponsored by the Town of Williamston and Envision Williamston

Jazz Series this fall!

Envision Williamston and the Town of Williamston will host a Jazz Series this fall in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
The 2017 Jazz Series in Historic Williamston will be held on the third Saturday of each month beginning September 16 with Steve G and the Jrs (Quartet) from Greenville. Also scheduled are James Hammel and Friends (Trio) from Asheville, NC on October 21 and Steve Watson and Band (Quartet) from Greenville on November 18.
Organizers invite you to bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy these featured jazz artists in the intimate outdoor setting in the park. All three events will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

Fall Events