Three separate studies are in progress, focusing on future growth and development on the south side of downtown Greenville.
Identified in the 2019 Downtown Master Plan, South Downtown includes the areas adjacent to County Square, as well as the neighborhoods flanking Augusta and Church Streets. The mixed-use development within the County Square site and continued neighborhood development to the south will require coordinating street improvements, walkways and trails throughout the district to ensure connectivity.
As a result, in 2019, the City hired Urban Design Associates to conduct a connectivity study of the South Downtown area. The goals of the study are to:
Explore district-wide standards for key streets and trails
Connect neighborhoods to Falls Park with dedicated multi-use trails and sidewalks
Connect neighborhood streets where possible
Improve pedestrian networks
As a result of this study, the City realized the need for a full infrastructure assessment.
TRAFFIC ANALYSIS & INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT
The current draft of the Connectivity Study includes two proposed development scenarios for South Downtown and the City has hired engineering firm HDR to determine how each scenario will impact the existing infrastructure.
In consultation with UDA, the consultant team from HDR analyzed the traffic impact of the development scenarios and determined the infrastructure improvements needed in the area to support them.