Urban design firm explores options for I-385 corridor > GSA Business

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Miami-based urban design group Plusurbia has released what a reimagined Greenville Interstate 385, also known as the Greenville Gateway, could look like in those last few miles before reaching downtown.

E. North Street, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville County Law Enforcement Center, Lavinia Street, East Park Avenue, and the historic Pettigru District are a few areas under consideration for redesign.

(Rendered/Provided)A February 22 presentation by Plusurbia stemmed from community feedback collected during four days of open studio hours and public planning sessions involving residents, elected officials, business leaders and designers. Along with contributions from the session, DOM360, a digital marketplace agency, garnered 400 responses to the plans survey. New concepts discussed during the session include pedestrian-friendly pathways, green spaces, restaurants, entertainment facilities, sports and mixed-use development.

Plusurbia designers will continue to gather stakeholder feedback with an online survey at GatewayGreenville.com. The site is not yet online. Over the next two months, the group will work closely with the city and county to ensure Plusurbia’s recommendations align with the governments current work, according to a news release.

Plusurbia aims to provide recommendations to the City of Greenville by May with the goal of creating a report of stakeholder visions and desires for the area that can help guide decision-making for the future of the project.

The 15-year-old company specializes in urban design, building design, historic preservation and mobility solutions and has worked in China and the Middle East, as well as North, South and Central America.

Contact Molly Hulsey at 864-720-1223.

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