Lamarco Morrison, MSCM
City of Greenville Recreation and Parks
2000 Cedar Lane
Greenville, NC 27858
Town Common, Greenville’s most visible civic space, sits on 20 acres of open space. Located at 105 East 1st Street, this centrally located resource is unique in that it is located between the Uptown Central Business District and the Tar River. As Greenville continues the trend of revitalizing its urban core, Town Common had become an integral part of Uptown development. To capitalize on the momentum of Uptown development, the City completed the Town Common Master Plan in 2010, which offered a holistic overview of revitalizing the park. The goal of the Town Common Phase I Design Development Project is to develop refined plans, specifications, and cost analysis for the successful implementation of the Phase I Town Common Improvements.
Phase I focuses on the following elements:
- Sycamore Hill Baptist Church Memorial Tower and plaza
- streetscape along 1st Street
- inclusive playground (completed)
- parking lot improvements
- ADA sidewalks
- multi-purpose building with restrooms
- elevated fishing pier and kayak launch
The design development of Town Common will include an engaging, participatory process to ensure the inclusion of a wide range of focus groups and stakeholders.
Images from a schematic design approved by City Council on November 10, 2016 are included below.