South Downtown Master Plan

CONNECTIVITY STUDY


The City of Greenville hired Urban Design Associates, an international urban design and architecture firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to conduct a community workshop and study on connectivity in the South Downtown area of Greenville. The workshop and study took place November 12-14, 2019, though the process is ongoing.

Goals:

  • Explore district-wide standards for key streets and trails
    • Howe Street
    • University Street
    • Church Street
  • Connect neighborhoods to Falls Park with dedicated multi-use trails and sidewalks
  • Connect neighborhood streets where possible
  • Improve pedestrian networks
    • Identify missing links
    • Expand trail linkages where possible

MASTER PLAN

The South Downtown Master Plan study is currently underway. Identified in the 2019 Downtown Master Plan, the South Downtown area includes the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood, and this planning effort will also serve as an update to the 2002 Haynie-Sirrine Neighborhood Master Plan.

Goal:

  • To create cohesive urban design standards to guide future development in the area generally bounded by Augusta Street and Church Street.

AREA OF STUDY

The study area includes the land south of University Ridge, as well as the neighborhoods flanking Augusta and Church Streets.

South-Downtown-Study-Area


COMMUNITY INPUT PROCESS

Community Meeting #1: Public Open House
November 12, 2019 - 12:30 - 4 p.m. - City Hall
At this drop-in style open house, the public shared their ideas about the study area.

Community Meeting #2: Design Studio Open House 
November 12, 2019 - 6 - 8 p.m. - Greenville Water Community Room
This was a drop-in Design Studio Open House to discuss ideas for the future of South Downtown.

Community Meeting #3: Public Open House
November 13, 2019 - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - City Hall
At this drop-in style open house, the public shared their ideas \about the study area.

Community Meeting #4: Public Open House
November 14, 2019 - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - City Hall
At this drop-in style open house, the public had an opportunity to share their ideas and opinions about the study area.

Community Meeting #5: Neighborhood Open House 
November 14, 2019 - 6 - 8 p.m. - Greenville Water Community Room
This was a drop-in Design Studio Open House to discuss community member ideas for the future of South Downtown.

Community Meeting #6: Master Plan Kickoff Meeting
February 4, 2020 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture 
This event included a formal presentation by the consultant team followed by breakout discussions. 

Community Meeting #7: Draft Plan Presentation
June 24, 2020 - 5 - 6 p.m. - Virtual
This event included a formal presentation of the draft plan by the consultant team, followed by an opportunity for public feedback. The public can still email comments about the draft plan to Q783@publicinput.com.

City Council Meeting
Summer 2020
City Council will review the new South Downtown Master Plan.