A pair of redevelopment commission members volunteered this week to help lead an effort to reinvent the Dickinson Avenue corridor as the “Tobacco Warehouse District,” an area many believe could become the city’s new downtown.
Burdened with one of the densest downtowns in the state, community leaders in Greenville have suggested flipping the city’s center to the southeast and repositioning it along Dickinson Avenue to directly tie into the 10th Street Connector.
However, city leaders say the area needs a vision — one Richard Patterson and Jeremy King offered to secure for the city on Tuesday in their first order of business since being appointed to the Greenville Redevelopment Commission in December by at-large City Councilman Dennis Mitchell.
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