The Greenville Economic Development department and Parks & Rec departments have filed a Certificate of Appropriateness with the Urban Design Panel to spruce up the riverfront between Main Street and the Falls.

The request says:

As part of its ongoing downtown improvement efforts, the City of Greenville contracted with Beau Welling Design to develop a riverscape plan for the portion of Falls Park that is between the Reedy River and the 55 E. Camperdown Way Office Building and Parking Garage. This plan provides for an improved pedestrian connection through this area, as well as from Japanese Dogwood Lane at the Camperdown Project to E. Camperdown Way/future Grand Bohemian Hotel. This public space is under a conservation easement with Upstate Forever, and a placeholder is noted on the plan for a sculpture element related to the Red Cross. The City of Greenville believes the timing is right to improve this area to the same level as its surroundings.

This plan incorporates the central business district design principles of creating walkable spaces; providing for pedestrian connections; designing human scaled elements; having a resilient public realm; creating green infrastructure; and activating spaces.

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