Students work to revitalize town

By Kathy Woodard

Fountain Inn DesignThe city of Fountain Inn now has designs for three revitalization projects through a service learning project by Clemson landscape architecture students.

The students were asked to create design concepts for the new Commerce Park/ Farmer’s Market site, to develop design enhancements for Main Street, and to provide a plan for the Safe Routes to School program, a national initiative to encourage people to walk or bike instead of driving.

“Projects like this can be a catalyst for change in small communities,” said Mary Beth McCubbin, director of the a.LINE.ments Studio. “Helping visualize community goals gives people tools to talk about the projects and garner the financial support they need to implement the projects.” 

To date, the city has obtained more than $250,000 in grants toward realizing the proposed improvements.

For information: Mary Beth McCubbin, 864-656-2471,