This Monday, February 14, the Greenville City Council will hear a reading of the Stone Avenue Master Plan. The hearing of the plan will be at 5:30pm in Council chambers at City Hall on the 10th Floor. Please try to attend if you can.
Council will see the same presentation of the plan that was made at the Hughes Library last December. As you know, this presentation was made to the Planning Commission last month and approved for review by Council. This draft is the culmination of months of discussion and input from all the stakeholders: businesses, property owners, neighborhoods, planners, elected officials, city staff, etc…. Council will hear comments, discuss the plan and possibly put the plan to a vote. Only after this process is complete can we begin the next steps of working toward implementing the plan, e.g., continuing to work with DOT on the road diet, reviewing the municipal ordinances and planning further public hearings and workshops.
Please remember that voting to approve the plan simply means that we have all agreed on a shared vision for Stone Avenue and some broad recommendations and strategies to move forward with this vision — an agreement we have reached during the previous months of discussion.
Voting to approve the plan does not mean that the plan or any part of the plan is necessarily going to happen. Approving the plan is only a green light to begin work on its implementation following the principles and recommendations outlined in the plan (the basic principles are summarized on page 3.2 of the plan).
Again, for more detailed information and to view the latest on the plan, please visit the Plan Stone Avenue Website. The document is not as long as it seems – graphics and back-up data comprise many pages. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 are particularly useful to review. Feel free to email or give me a call at 864-235-7351 if you have any questions or wish to discuss the plan or Friends of Stone Avenue.
Friends of Stone Avenue