Conceptual drawings unveiled last weekend during the City Council’s annual planning session call for significant development on the Town Common, most notably a multi-story housing complex at the corner of First and Greene streets.
An abstract design of the proposal — made available to the public on Monday — is being referred to by city staff as a “systematic approach” to breathing new life into First Street, a major downtown thoroughfare that many officials see as under-used and rich in potential.
While none of the measures are funded in next year’s budget, the idea is part of a long-term vision to build inward and upward in Greenville, similar to other Southeastern cities that have found success in urban growth in recent years, Community Development Director Merrill Flood said.
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