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City plans workshops for West Side park

Staff Report
Published Feb. 13, 2013

The city of Greenville has planned a weeklong workshop beginning Feb. 21 for citizens to provide input on a proposed park near A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School.

The park would sit next to the Reedy River along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and is seen by the city as a catalyst for development on the West Side. It would be located adjacent to the school and the Kroc Center, in the area currently occupied by the city’s Public Works facility.

The city may relocate its Public Works operations to another site because the current facility is located within a flood zone.

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Facilitated by Seamon Whiteside and Associates, the weeklong workshop, or charrette, will provide the community an opportunity to collaborate on ideas for the potential park. The consultants will use the information to create several design visions.

The charrette kicks off at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Kroc Center and continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, also at the Kroc Center. The charrette then continues 8:30 a.m. to 6 pm. Feb. 25 to 27 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, which is across from A.J. Whittenberg.

At 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kroc Center, consultants will share drawings of the school based on public input received during the week.