Downtown Master Plan

Map of the city limits of Downtown Greenville, South Carolina Opens in new windowThe City of Greenville has hired Urban Design Associates, an international urban design and architecture firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to develop a strategic master plan for downtown Greenville. The objectives of the plan are to attract and retain businesses, residents, and visitors while ensuring the uniqueness and authenticity of downtown; position downtown for the attraction and retention of a workforce for the new economy, and continue the right blend of development and redevelopment. 


The planning process is expected to take six months and the project team will work with a variety of downtown stakeholders - including property owners, residents, businesses, developers, philanthropies and elected officials - to develop a unified vision and comprehensive implementation strategy. In addition to Urban Design Associates, the project team also includes Hawkins Partners (landscape architecture/public space design); HR&A Advisors (market analysis); Thomas & Hutton (civil engineering); and Walker Parking (parking strategy).


Area of Study

Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

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Timeline

Downtown Master Plan Draft Presentation Opens in new windowTo be completed in early 2019


Resources

2008 Downtown Master Plan

Urban Design Associate's Draft Presentation 

This presentation was given to the public on November, 8, 2018


Future Meetings

To be announced in 2019.


Past Meetings

Community Meeting #1: Public Open House & Summer Garden Party

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Tate Plaza at Falls Park (Covered area outside Spill the Beans)
At this informal, drop-in style open house, the public had an opportunity to meet representatives from Urban Design Associates and share their ideas and opinions about the future of downtown, including its buildings, streets, park spaces and uses. 


Community Meeting #2: Design Studio Open House 

November 6, 2018 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Clemson ONE, 5th Floor, 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

This was a drop-in Design Studio Open House to discuss community member ideas for the future of Downtown Greenville and meet the consultants during their week-long design charrette.


Community Meeting #3: Design Studio Open House 

November 7, 2018 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Clemson ONE, 5th Floor, 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

This was be a drop-in Design Studio Open House to discuss community member ideas for the future of Downtown Greenville and meet the consultants during their week-long design charrette.


Community Meeting #4: Draft Presentation Meeting 

November 8, 2018 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. - Clemson ONE, 5th Floor Auditorium - 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

The consultants from Urban Design Associates presented on their key findings for the Greenville Downtown Master Plan. The presentation highlighted the future of Downtown and wrapped up a week-long design charrette.


Online Comments

If you were unable to attend the public events, we invite you to provide feedback via the Master Plan survey.