Community Engagement

Through the Downtown Greenville workshop initiative, Garrison/Jones was tasked with recommending ideas that would improve the quality of life for residents and create numerous economic development opportunities for the city. These ideas ranged from activating alleys to creating signature plaza spaces for the downtown core.

A Space for All

Robust community engagement during the Downtown Greenville workshop initiative was the foundation of a new plaza at Lee Street and Wesley Street. This plaza is knitted in between existing buildings with the proposal of new buildings that would surround the plaza. The activated open space would incorporate a number of water features, public art, seating opportunities, and event lawn with a stage for performances. On the north side of the plaza, Jordan street would serve as an extension of the plaza that could be shut down for events.

Corridor Planning

As a catalytic project that was born out of the Downtown Greenville workshop initiative, the Garrison/Jones team was tasked to envision what Lee Street would look like if it were taken from its current vehicular centric state of 3 lanes of traffic to a more pedestrian centric walkable “American Main Street” experience. This plan has allowed for various economic development opportunities to be identified along the corridor and is a transformational project that will change the identity of Downtown Greenville.


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