Urban Land Institute visits Georgetown after mill closure

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A team from the Urban Land Institute is visiting Georgetown this week to discuss urban renewal in the city following the closing last year of the Georgetown steel mill. Representatives from the international nonprofit will meet with about 100 residents to discuss the...

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A team from the Urban Land Institute is visiting Georgetown this week to discuss urban renewal in the city following the closing last year of the Georgetown steel mill.

Representatives from the international nonprofit will meet with about 100 residents to discuss the future of the mill area. Local news outlets report they will be looking at things such as infrastructure, jobs and economic development. Institute representatives will then prepare a report for city officials.

The mill, which dominates one end of the city's riverfront business district, has been empty since it was closed last year putting about 225 people out of work.

The Urban Land Institute is an international nonprofit group that helps communities with land use planning and sustainable development.

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