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City News Podcast: Breaking Down the New Downtown Streetscaping Plan

Wednesday, October 30

Assistant City Manager breaks down streetscape plan

 

Big changes are in the works for some of Downtown Spartanburg's most important streets. At their most recent meeting, City Council gave approval to a $2.3 million streetscaping plan that eight projects to be completed over the next two years. Among the plans highlights are extending the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail into Downtown, providing a curb-protected bike lane for Converse Street, and a adding pedestrian-only traffic signal and crosswalk across St. John Street in front of the Chapman Cultural Center and USC-Upstate George Dean Johnson Jr. School of business. The plan also calls for the chicanes along E. Main Street downtown to be straightened, and for sidewalk and other improvements along portions of N. Church Street and Daniel Morgan Ave.

 

Today on the podcast, we sit down with Assistant City Manager Chris Story to talk get the details on the new plan, both the nuts and bolts and the larger view of its importance to the future of Downtown Spartanburg. Give a listen below!

 

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Podcast music provided by Spartanburg singer-songwriter, David Ezell.