What the Penny Tax Means for Rosewood

Richland County has proposed a one penny sales tax to fund transportation projects such as road, bike, pedestrian, and greenway improvements throughout the county. The tax will be subject to a referendum on the November 6 general election ballot. Among the projects in Rosewood are:

  • bikeways on Rosewood Drive, S. Ott, Holt, and Superior,
  • a greenway along Gills Creek,
  • road improvements on Commerce Drive,
  • pedestrian improvements on Wiley Street, and
  • seven pedestrian intersections along Rosewood Drive.

Map of proposed Rosewood projects that would be funded from the penny tax. Click to enlarge.

Here’s an article from The State newspaper describing the proposed spine road on Commerce Drive and the railroad relocation at the intersection of Rosewood and Assembly.

See the links below for more information on the tax and the proposed improvements.

Map of all Richland County District 5 improvements
Citizens for a Greater Midlands
Richland County page on the penny tax

October Quarterly Meeting: Penny Tax and Elections

Join us, Thursday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Owens Field Airport conference room, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. for RCC’s quarterly meeting. Mike Dawson, with the River Alliance and Citizens for a Greater Midlands will present how the Richland County Penny Tax would affect the Rosewood neighborhood and answer questions from neighbors.

We’ll be joined by Robert Rikard, candidate for Senate District 20, and Moryah Jackson, candidate for Richland County School District One At-large. We’ll also hold a special election for secretary and treasurer. Come meet your neighbors and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood!

You can also read more here about what the penny tax means for Rosewood.