A civilian study group appointed to revive the Tar River university area spent much of its first meeting on Wednesday discussing parking, a time-sensitive issue the committee said it had a “thousand questions” about, but few answers on how to fix.
The board said it plans to launch an expansive review on parking in the newly formed University Overlay District, a 200-acre community of homes along East Fifth Street that the Greenville City Council decried in October as a “troubled” neighborhood in need of rebuilding.
The six-member group, organized to guide the implementation of the University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, will begin its assessment on parking with a walkthrough of the Tar River area — weather permitting — on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.
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