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City Council Considers Downtown Streetscaping Options

Tuesday, July 9

Decision on projects to be made at future Council meeting



At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council heard an update from staff on potential downtown streetscaping projects. Assistant City Manager Chris Story presented Council with an overview of a wide selection of potential projects that could be funded with an available $750,000 in Tax Increment Financing. According to Story, that funding would cover one of three possible larger streetscaping enhancements either along East Main Street, Daniel Morgan Avenue, or Converse Street.


The East Main Street enhancement would run from Church Street to Converse Street and would include straightening out chicanes in the road as well as potentially increasing the number of parking spaces by having parallel parking on both sides of the street all the way down. Converse Street improvements would run from Henry Street to East Main and would narrow the street to two lanes to include bike lanes, more parking, and pedestrian improvements. Streetscaping along Daniel Morgan Avenue would run from Henry Street to West Main and would include narrowing the street down to two lanes, and providing pedestrian and bicycle improvements similar to the recent streetscaping improvements along West Main Street near Cribbs Kitchen.


In addition to funding one of those projects, one or two other small downtown streetscaping enhancements could also be funded over the next 18 months.


For more information on Monday's Council meeting, see the full video as well as a Storify post of our live tweets from the meeting below.