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. With the continued growth and development of Greenville’s urban core, the needs and desires of Greenville’s citizens have evolved into a renewed interest in open spaces, urban parks and connectivity to Uptown. As Greenville continues the trend of revitalizing its urban core, Town Common has 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 for revitalizing the park. The master plan achieved the following goals set by the City:
- Maximized the full potential of the park;
- Addressed park deficiencies and safety; and
- Addressed the needs and desires of citizens and stakeholders.
On November 8, 2010, City Council adopted the Town Common Master Plan, and incorporated it by reference into the Comprehensive Recreation and Parks Master Plan, and the Center City Redevelopment Plan. The goal of the Town Common Design Development Phase I Project is to provided a refined design, specifications, and cost analysis for the successful implementation of the Phase I Town Common Improvements.